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Gain Control over Who Has Access to PII Data

The problem no one talks about – the risk of traditional rostering services duplicating PII data to a thousand or more EdTech vendors is not the only risk schools are facing. The biggest risk is that PII data is proliferating at an exponential rate, and it has become more and more difficult for schools to […]

Uncovering the Risk of Unknown Technology

Unknown technology that has access to your network and your PII data is inherently risky. How do you protect your school district from threats when you don’t even know they exist? One of the biggest threats to data privacy facing schools is the unknown technology that is downloaded or implemented by educators in the classroom […]

An Intro to School Passport’s PII Monitoring Dashboard

Picture yourself driving on a highway. The day is bright, the sky is clear, and you’re able to cruise along. Now picture that same drive, only the road ahead is obscured by thick fog. You have to put on the brakes, slow down, and ease your way down the road because you simply cannot see […]

Implement a Secure Data Exchange for Better Data Privacy

Technology has become so complex for schools. School IT leaders are often in a thankless position of attempting to juggle demands that have grown exponentially. There are a number of challenges districts face in managing their existing edtech ecosystems that prevent them from achieving better data privacy. Data Transfers Traditional rostering services require complex and […]

How Can Schools Reduce Privacy Risks?

Schools are faced with an inherent responsibility to protect the private data of their students and staff. As the use of edtech proliferates throughout schools, it becomes more and more difficult for districts to control how school PII is managed by edtech vendors. School districts face enormous challenges: Lack of control over how school PII […]

Rapid Growth of EdTech Causes Data Privacy Issues

Not long ago, it was rare for a school district to work with more than a couple of hundred different edtech vendors. That number has exploded exponentially with the rapid growth of edtech since the pandemic. The average school district is now utilizing an average of 1,400 different edtech vendors. What was a problem then […]

Class Rostering: The Privacy Problem No One Is Talking About

We have a privacy problem in K-12 that no one is talking about, but not talking about it is not helping. In years past, schools connected with maybe 200 different vendors. Traditional rostering services are duplicating data to each vendor. Duplicating roster data 200 times, to 200 vendors – 200 companies with their own data […]

5 Reasons Why Zero Trust is the Future of Data Privacy for Schools

In today’s world, data privacy is more important than ever. With the rise of cyber threats and physical attacks, schools need to take proactive measures to protect their students and staff. One such measure is Zero Trust, a security model that assumes no user or device can be trusted by default. What Is Zero Trust? […]

Does Your Data Exchange Put Your District at Risk of Exposing PII?

Not all data exchange solutions are equally secure. How do you know if your data exchange puts your district at risk of exposing PII? School districts have been using data exchange for years to give edtech vendors and other third parties the information they need. Unfortunately, most data exchange puts districts at risk of exposing […]

Why Do Schools Need to Improve Data Exchange?

Today’s schools need to improve data exchange because there is a lot more at stake. Protecting personal identifiable information (PII) is a serious responsibility. And today’s schools are exchanging much more than just roster data. Having a zero-trust data exchange not only allows schools to adequately protect PII but to automate and securely exchange data […]

Free Training for School IT Employees

Are you a school district who needs data privacy experts in your IT department? Do you employ school IT leaders who would like the opportunity to advance their careers and improve their skills in the area of data security? For a limited time, GG4L is offering free training for school IT employees. Courses expire August […]

Zero-Trust in K-12 Schools

The threat to student data privacy is growing, and the only solution for better data management in schools is zero-trust. The term zero-trust has become very common, but what does zero-trust in K-12 schools look like? How does it impact policies protecting student data? Why Zero-Trust – and Why Now? The concept of zero-trust has […]

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