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Privacy Lab on Student Privacy

  • Github 88 Colin P Kelly Junior Street San Francisco, CA, 94107 United States (map)

Join Privacy Lab for presentations and a lively discussion around Student Privacy.  Guest speakers include:

  • Alex Smolen, head of security/privacy for Clever
  • Andrew Rock, online privacy and safety policy for iKeepSafe
  • Jessy Irwin, security, privacy and trust advocate

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Andrew Rock will present:

Tools, Training, and Tech Assessments - Helping Education and Industry Adjust to a New Student Privacy Paradigm

Educational technology has evolved rapidly in recent years, and privacy legislation has followed. Despite new regulations, when it comes to student privacy, many school districts and educational technology vendors currently operate under a reactive paradigm — preparing minimally and responding to digital incidents as they occur. In response to this phenomenon, iKeepSafe has carefully designed and developed programs and resources that aim to effectively help stakeholders readjust this paradigm, fostering a positive digital culture. These include privacy assessments, educational programs, and other accessible tools for educators and vendors.

Jessy Irwin will present:

Technology, Privacy, and Student Surveillance

Since 2011, billions of dollars of venture capital investment have poured into public education through private, for-profit technologies that promise to revolutionize education. Some education technology products do little more than track and record every move students make in the classroom, grooming students for a lifetime of surveillance and turning education into one of the most data-intensive industries on the face of the earth. This talk will examine how technologies make their way into the classroom, and discuss some of what can we do to help protect students who have no consent this process.