Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Carla Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed, Friday, November 15, 2013
As long as federal and state-level authorities drag their feet on updating privacy standards, higher education institutions and their private sector partners have an opportunity to lead on the issue and drag governments to the negotiating table.
Cecilia Kang, Washington Post, Thursday, November 14, 2013
What if kids used a more private Internet, where it would be harder to collect information about them and where they could erase embarrassing photos, comments and videos that could come back to haunt them?
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Internet can profoundly impact the learning experience and personal development of students. The latest generation of internet applications are being offered at low cost and great ease of use. Many schools are using these application for student and teacher email, online content creation and collaboration.
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
In this interview, Daniel Solove explains the difference between data security and data privacy, where higher education institutions are most vulnerable, and the importance of training and education to ensure that employees avoid risk through appropriate handling of data.
Sheila Kaplan, PrivacyTracker, Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Last year, Fairfax County, Virginia, Public Schools discovered that the names, ID numbers, grades and other information for students in grades nine through 11 had been posted online. The school district was forced to go to federal court to get the website posting the information to remove it from the site. In the meantime, the private information of more than 2,000 students was available online for several days for anyone to see and misuse.
Justin Bathon, The Journal, Tuesday, October 08, 2013
When it came to helping districts navigate the morass that is modern data storage, the federal government likely had the best of intentions. In its 2010 National Education Technology Plan, the US Department of Education seemed to be betting its chips on cloud computing, remarking that a cloud storage model, where data is kept on internet servers scattered around the country or the globe, can "support both the academic and administrative services required for learning and education." But at the same time, it hedged its bets a bit, remarking that the cloud "is still in a nascent stage with obstacles to overcome to fully realize its potential."
Law Office of Bradley S. Shear
Monday, September 30, 2013
To lower costs and increase efficiencies a growing number of educational institutions are transitioning from utilizing internal servers to external cloud based services. Well known technology companies such as Amazon, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, and Oracle are competing to become the go-to cloud service provider for schools.
Benjamin Herold, Education Week, Thursday, September 26, 2013
The growing use of remote, Internet-based cloud computing services by European schools is putting students there at risk of being "tracked and profiled for online advertising purposes," concludes a new report by SafeGov.org, an online forum for IT industry experts.
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Many of us have been following a legal case being fought in California in which 10 plaintiffs are suing Google over its practice of scanning the content of private Gmail messages for the purposes of showing ads related to the content of the user’s email.