New Data-Privacy Realities Forcing Companies to Adjust

Vendors Should Be Proactive in Addressing Privacy Issues, Not Wait for Districts to Act

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Student-data privacy is a bigger issue than ever for school leaders—and for vendors, too. Bob Moore, a former consultant who now works for the Dallas Independent School District, co-authored a Consortium for School Networking “toolkit” on the issue for K-12 technology officers. He talked with EdWeek Market Brief’s Sean Cavanagh about takeaways for companies.

Smart ed-tech companies, Moore argues, help districts anticipate data-privacy concerns before they erupt. Districts are asking for more specific information about companies privacy policies — and vendors have to be prepared to give it to them …

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