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SXSW EDU 2018

The Elephant in the EdTech Classroom: Data Privacy

A 2016 lawsuit from the EFF revealed that Google has repeatedly abused user trust by illegally mining student and teacher data from its Google for Education products.

This session focuses on the role of ad-based companies in education.

Should advertising based companies like Google and Facebook who make free products for schools be allowed in classrooms? Can we trust them to respect our privacy?

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Takeaways

  1. Understand current landscape of what companies like Facebook and Google are doing in the classroom
  2. Impart a grasp of realistic privacy concerns given past company behavior and current legal landscape
  3. Leave audience with next steps for action as a parent, entrepreneur, educator or student

Speakers

  • Guido Kovalskys, CEO and co-founder, Nearpod
  • Barbara 'Bobbi' Kurshan, Executive Director of Academic Innovation and Senior Fellow in Education, Graduate School of Education and Contributing EdTech columnist at Forbes, University of Pennsylvania / Forbes

Organizer

Maggie Philbin, Sr Account Mgr, VSC Consulting

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