Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Online Youth Privacy in the Age of Big Data: Building Your Awareness

by Rigele Abilock and Debbie Abilock The girl swallows the pill.   Millions of tiny magnetic nanoparticles disperse into her bloodstream.  They are her trusty scouts, tracking her body for early signs of cancer, heart disease, and other conditions.  Her wearable wristband magnetically recalls the nanoparticles to her wrist veins for instant skin read-outs.  She is constantly monitored by physicians and healthcare companies.  In return,...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Data Governance: Keeping Students Safe Online

by Annalisa Keuler Our job as educators is to facilitate student learning, and each year more of this learning is happening in an online environment. We ask students to log in to websites, download apps, and research online. These apps and websites may be used with the best of intentions, but many of them that require students to log in employ an information acquisition technique known as “data mining” and will sell this information to a...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Privacy, Injustice, and Self-Respect

by Anna Lauren Hoffman Two Saturdays ago, I (and pretty much everyone else on the Internet) sat in awe watching Lemonade, Beyoncé’s epic visual album. At one point during it, Malcolm X’s voice declares: “the most disrespected woman in America is the black woman.” Coupled with her recent video for “Formation,” the grand theme of Beyoncé’s work is made explicit in those words—Lemonade is a powerful assertion of Black women’s...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – How Can I Keep Student Records Safe When I Have a Shared ILS?

By Magee Kloepfler Recently a teacher came to me looking for a particular book.  I informed her it was checked out, but that I would get it to her as soon as it was returned.  She asked me for the name and said she would talk to whomever had the book.  When I told her I would not share that information with her, she told me I was being “a little ridiculous” as she angrily walked away.  At first I was taken aback by her reaction. I took...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Educational records: More than just grades and detentions in an era of data-driven education

by Kyle Jones Records define us–partially.  They enclose data and information that reveal our past, present, and increasingly our future.  But they are never perfect representations of who we are as individuals, nor are they able to capture the richness of our relationships with others.  So, we are naturally wary of their contents, who has access to them, and the risks their disclosure creates.  Because of these reasons and others, we want...

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Choose Privacy Week 2016 – Privacy and Teens: What I Learned from My Students

by Connie Williams Teaching students about online privacy seemed so easy in the old days: don’t tell anyone your password, never meet up with anyone you ‘meet’ on the internet and don’t give out private information. The definition of ‘private information’ consisted of making sure teens never told anyone their full name, address, and other identifying information. Social media, the center of teen living today, embraces, and encourages...

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