Data Privacy

What It Takes to Achieve Strong Student Data Privacy

When it comes to achieving strong student data privacy, the more layers of security you have, the stronger your defenses. In addition to members of the industry working together with openness and honesty about data privacy, risks, breaches, and threats, other members of the community and a security-first approach can also play significant roles in […]


Navigating K-12 Data Privacy Challenges: A Guide for School IT Leaders

K-12 schools are increasingly responsible for addressing data privacy challenges and safeguarding sensitive student data. As school IT leaders, the responsibility for providing robust data privacy measures often falls squarely on your shoulders. As a public benefit corporation, GG4L is committed to data privacy. The actionable insights and practical advice in this guide are designed […]


Cybersecurity Best Practices for Data Privacy

School IT leaders have been charged with implementing cybersecurity best practices for data privacy. The rapid growth of edtech, remote learning, and now AI has forced school IT leaders to prioritize improving cybersecurity defenses. Schools are a prime target for cybercriminals, and school IT leaders play a crucial role in safeguarding sensitive student and staff […]


Data Privacy Infrastructure: Building a Robust Framework for K-12 Schools

K-12 schools handle a vast amount of sensitive student information, making it imperative for school IT leaders to implement robust data privacy infrastructure. But what are we talking about when we talk about data privacy infrastructure? Data privacy infrastructure are the tools and systems that help school IT leaders know where student data is, how […]


Student Data Privacy: Everyone Plays a Role in Protecting Student Data

Maintaining student data privacy is crucial, and the pressure on educational institutions to prioritize privacy is rising. It’s not just to comply with legal requirements but also to build trust and confidence among students, parents, and other stakeholders. By implementing robust privacy measures, following best practices, and leveraging tools and technologies, educational institutions can create […]


Best Practices to Safeguard Student Data

According to K12 Dive,  there are hundreds of reported cybersecurity ransomware attacks on schools every year, and it is increasing exponentially, costing school districts hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year. There have been 102 education-related ransomware attacks in 2023 as of mid-September, compared to 116 in 2022, 107 in 2021, 116 in 2020, […]


5 Strategies for Managing K-12 Student Data Privacy

The rapidly expanding integration of technology in classrooms raises critical concerns about student data privacy. School IT leaders and district administrators are recognizing the urgency to implement robust strategies that safeguard sensitive information and mitigate the risks associated with data breaches. This article explores the top five strategies for managing K-12 student data privacy. Secure […]


Revolutionizing Secure Data Exchange in K-12 Schools

In our webinar, “Who can you trust when it comes to handling student data?” featuring Kevin Lewis and Rob Abel from 1EdTech Consortium, Bill Lohman from Vernon Parish School Board, Leo Brehm from Taunton Public Schools, and Michael King from GG4L, the panel provided valuable insights into the challenges and solutions related to secure data […]


Anonymized Data, Interoperability, and Secure Data Exchange

Collaboration between schools and EdTech vendors is essential for providing students with cutting-edge educational experiences. However, this collaboration must be underpinned by a robust framework of data protection. Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) emerged as a critical tool in achieving this balance, fostering a secure and compliant environment for the exchange of student data. As technology […]


Benefits of Data Privacy Agreements for K-12 Schools

Schools increasingly rely on edtech vendors to enhance the learning experience. However, with this reliance comes the paramount responsibility of safeguarding student data. To address this concern, schools and edtech vendors engage in Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs), establishing a framework for secure data exchange. What Are Data Privacy Agreements? Data Privacy Agreements serve as a […]


Solving the PII Problem

There is inevitable risk as an edtech vendor working with K-12 schools. For most edtech providers, the standard operating procedure to obtain the data they need to work with a school is through rostering. What is rostering? Traditional rostering is a high-risk data exchange when the student’s personally identifiable information (PII) is copied from the […]


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