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Old 08-05-2022, 09:51 PM
 
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Do you remember how the threat used to loom about something being on your "permanent record"?

This may take on a whole new implication.



A cyberattack illuminates the shaky state of student privacy
The software that many school districts use to track students’ progress can record extremely confidential information on children: “Intellectual disability.” “Emotional Disturbance.” “Homeless.” “Disruptive.” “Defiance.” “Perpetrator.” “Excessive Talking.” “Should attend tutoring.”
Now these systems are coming under heightened scrutiny after a recent cyberattack on Illuminate Education, a leading provider of student-tracking software, which affected the personal information of more than 1 million current and former students across dozens of districts – including in New York City and Los Angeles, the nation’s largest public school systems.
https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/3...e-cyberattack/
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Old 08-07-2022, 08:11 AM
 
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Originally Posted by Cida View Post
Do you remember how the threat used to loom about something being on your "permanent record"?

This may take on a whole new implication.



A cyberattack illuminates the shaky state of student privacy
The software that many school districts use to track students’ progress can record extremely confidential information on children: “Intellectual disability.” “Emotional Disturbance.” “Homeless.” “Disruptive.” “Defiance.” “Perpetrator.” “Excessive Talking.” “Should attend tutoring.”
Now these systems are coming under heightened scrutiny after a recent cyberattack on Illuminate Education, a leading provider of student-tracking software, which affected the personal information of more than 1 million current and former students across dozens of districts – including in New York City and Los Angeles, the nation’s largest public school systems.
https://www.denverpost.com/2022/07/3...e-cyberattack/
Scary! Truly scary.

I'm glad my kids are out of college!
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Old 08-10-2022, 12:28 PM
 
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The U.S. passed a law several years ago called FERPA, which is intended to ensure that data at universities is properly protected... much in the same way that HIPAA is meant to protect medical data. Obviously, that doesn't mean that it's hack-proof, but it does help at least ensure... or require... that schools are doing better at maintaining security best practices. ... I hope.
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Old 08-10-2022, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Shawnee-on-Delaware, PA
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I mean, data gets hacked all the time.

Are potential employers really searching the Dark Web for mentions of an applicant being "disruptive" in 8th grade or that they were "homeless" at some point in their childhood? Is that really disqualifying anyway, more so than what the students are already posting on their own social media?
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Old 08-12-2022, 01:14 PM
 
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The U.S. passed a law several years ago called FERPA, which is intended to ensure that data at universities is properly protected... much in the same way that HIPAA is meant to protect medical data. Obviously, that doesn't mean that it's hack-proof, but it does help at least ensure... or require... that schools are doing better at maintaining security best practices. ... I hope.
FERPA is enforced by the national education agency, and the law has NO TEETH in it whatsoever. Schools that either knowingly or negligently break the law get a slap on the wrist AT MOST, and that action takes years to happen. FERPA is not worth the paper it is written on.
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