Every day, technology is making it possible to collect and analyze ever more data about students’ performance and behavior, including their use of library resources. The use of "big data” in the educational environment, however, raises thorny questions and deep concerns about individual privacy and data security, especially as schools increasingly adopt vendor-based data services that require transfer of student data to third-party providers.
California recently responded to these concerns by passing the Student Online Private Information Protection Act (SOPIPA), and twenty-five other states have adopted or considered similar legislation. Student data privacy also is now the focus of several bills in Congress, including one based on SOPIPA.
Join us for an informative look at the big picture on student data privacy as Elana Zeide, a fellow at New York University’s Information Law Institute and an affiliate of the Data & Society Research Institute, discusses how the growing use of big data threatens student privacy and how evolving state and federal data privacy laws impact school and academic libraries.
Zeide is an attorney, scholar, and consultant focusing on student privacy, predictive analytics, and the proverbial permanent record in the age of big data. She examines the law, policies, and cultural norms emerging as education, and the rest of society, becomes increasingly data-driven. Zeide advises parents, educators, companies, and policymakers about information practices in both traditional schools and virtual learning environments. She also writes for popular and academic publications, including the recent Future of Privacy Forum report, “19 Times Data Analysis Empowered Schools and Students: Which Students Succeed and Why?,” and Drexel Law Review article, “Student Privacy Principles for the Age of Big Data.”
**NOTE: Khaliah Barnes, originally scheduled to speak, has had to cancel her appearance due to a last-minute conflict. We thank Elana Zeide for offering to share her expertise at the last minute.
Meeting Type: Program
Content Area: #privacy #dataprivacy #studentprivacy
Interests: Advocacy, Intellectual Freedom, Legislation
Type of Library: Academic, Association, Community College, Consortium, Corporate, Elementary School, Federal, Government, High School, Information-related Organization, Joint Use, Law, Library School, Medical, Middle School, Museum, Native, Nonprofit, Other, Prison Library, Public, Regional System, Research Library, Retired, Rural, School/Media Center, Seeking Employment, Special, State Library, Student, Tribal, Undergraduate
Cost: Included with full conference registration.
Associate Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) and Director, EPIC Student Privacy Project
Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC)