Certified Data Privacy Administrator (CDPA)

Announcing a Free Training Program for Data Privacy Administrators

Data privacy is at the forefront of the use of technology resources within the K-12 educational enterprise.  The use of instructional technology in today’s classrooms has grown exponentially over the past few years.  As a result, personally identifiable information (PII) of both students and staff are being shared with hundreds of educational technology tools each day.  To control and reign in this widespread sharing of PII, regional, state, and national educational agencies have begun to establish a variety of standards as to when and how this data might be both shared and secured.  Accordingly, K-12 educational organizations are being called upon to gain control of data sharing and data protection on an ongoing basis.  As a result, many of these educational organizations are being directed to establish an internal role of Data Privacy Administrator.

Sign up for this free course today offered exclusively by GG4L for those taking on the role as a school or district Data Privacy Administrator.  Four modules will make use of video content, reading materials, discussion groups, and refresher quizzes to deliver and assess the learner’s mastery of  the content.  At the end of the program, the learner will be given a certification exam and upon passing will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

A Free Course for School District Data Privacy Administrators Including Four Modules

Introduction and Foundation: This module introduces the new School Data Privacy Administrator to an understanding of the rationale for controlling the sharing of PII with educational technology resources that use this data.  It introduces the DPA to many of the national, state, and regional standards, guidelines, and requirements for insuring privacy of staff and student data.

Identifying and Managing Products That Use Data: Ed-tech products that consume and use PII are abundant within the K-12 ecosystem.  The first order of business for the newly appointed DPA is to know what Ed-tech products are in use within the organization, and more importantly where, how, and why they are being used.  It is then critical to know what data is being consumed by these ed-tech products and how frequently it is being consumed.  This module will introduce the DPA to commercially available tools to help with this task.

Moving Data Across the Ecosystem: Data moves between applications using different methodologies.  These include Application Program Interface (API) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP).  This section reviews the advantages and disadvantages of different methodologies, in addition to different data exchange standards.  It also looks at various third-party data sharing service providers, the standards to which they conform, and methods used by each.

Managing and Monitoring Data Privacy: Securing and effectively policing the sharing of PII and other critical data is an ongoing process.  This module addresses steps that the School Data Privacy Administrator should take and tools he might use to be aware of various changes in the data sharing within the organization’s ecosystem.  Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) are required by many state, regional, and other governing agencies.  This module looks at the different off-the-shelf DPAs that have been adopted by many of these agencies.  The DPA, itself, is not a method for insuring data privacy.  As a result, this module focuses on available tools that show the DPA how to track the ongoing sharing of PII readily and routinely.

GG4L - The Global Grid 4 Learning

School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech product, eliminates the need to share student PII and is easy to implement for schools and vendors.