SXSWedu 2016

Practical Student Privacy


Over the past few years, much has been debated in policy circles about how we can best protect the privacy of student data. In the meanwhile, those on the front lines have had to handle daily questions about the safe and appropriate use technology in the classroom. Join us for a conversation with different members of the student data ecosystem -- including educators, administrators, and EdTech -- about how, practically, they navigate the thicket of federal and state laws, privacy pledges, and parental expectations on an everyday basis.

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  1. Learn what policies districts and schools are adopting to make sure that they consider privacy before using new technology in the classroom.
  2. Understand the complexities EdTech vendors face to comply with laws as they deliver services on a nationwide basis.
  3. Participate in an exercise where panelists consider the possible use of technology in the classroom, from the perspective of schools and EdTech.


  • Bret Cohen, Associate, Hogan Lovells
  • Andrew Bloom, Chief Privacy Officer, McGraw-Hill Education
  • Casey Wardynski, Superintendent, Huntsville City Schools


Bret Cohen, Assoc, Hogan Lovells US LLP

Meta Information:

  • Tags: privacy, ferpa, student data
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Panel
  • Track: Data Analytics
  • Session Focus Area
  • Level: Field Experience

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