Tag Archives: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

University Responses to Piazza: Some good, some bad, some web site changes

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) After our reporting from Nov 10 on “Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data”, I was invited by Piazza CEO Pooja Sankar to visit the Piazza offices. During my visit, we had … Continue reading

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Piazza Response To Blog Post On Student Privacy

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Based on Thursday’s blog post “Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data”, Piazza’s CEO Pooja Sankar invited me to meet at their offices Friday afternoon. Given the nature of Thursday’s post, I … Continue reading

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Popular Discussion Platform Piazza Getting Pushback For Selling Student Data

By Phil HillMore Posts (443) Piazza is a collaborative question-and-answer platform that is “completely free” and can easily integrate into an institutional LMS, or in some cases replace the LMS. In our interviews for e-Literate TV, we have heard several … Continue reading

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Protecting the Security of Student Data: CollegeNet v XAP, A Case Study

By More Posts (42) In her blog “Law, Policy and IT” Tracy Mitrano expressed a concern: protecting student privacy as colleges and universities outsource information processing with external servicers. To ensure education records are protected, she writes, outsourcing contracts must … Continue reading

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A “Bold Idea” Essential for Student Privacy

By More Posts (42) In Tracy Mitrano’s October 31, 2001 blog “FERPA, GLBA and HIPAA In Vendor Contract,” there was “a bold proposal.” She posited that most important action that can be taken to protect student privacy is a contractual … Continue reading

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