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Protect Your Student Data: Rutgers is a Prime Target for Cyber-Attacks

By Marilia Wyatt Boyd –

Rutgers is a Prime Target for Cyber-Attacks yet Sakai/ E-college (Pearson) the University’s  Educational Platforms Rely on Third-Party Permission to Delete Students’ Course Data. 369 more words

Student Privacy

Amassing Student Data and Dissipating Privacy Rights

By Marc Rotenberg and  Khaliah Barnes –

From test-performance scores to student financial data to statewide longitudinal data systems, there has been a dramatic increase in the collection of students’ sensitive information over the last decade. 1,180 more words

Student Privacy

Debt Collections and Consumer Rights

Know Your Rights!

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) aggressively pursues consumer complaints against abusive debt collectors. This is not a new effort, but it is always pleasing to hear of another bad apple getting their comeuppance. 386 more words

Everyday Money

Privacy Policies Protect Consumers or Companies?

By Marilia Wyatt Boyd –

Americans  have challenges to understand accurately what a privacy policy means.  A 2014 Pew study found, less than 44% know that when a company posts their privacy statements, it does not mean “necessarily” that data collected is maintained confidentially. 345 more words

Student Privacy

Students' Privacy Should Not Be for Sale to the Highest Bidder

By Marilia Wyatt Boyd –

Times have changed. Professors no longer simply file student work from past semesters in a dusty file cabinet.  Students’ intellectual creations can be shared at the speed of light in case of a cyber-attack breach, or failure of an employee to follow proper security procedures. 552 more words

Student Privacy

Request to Delete: Your "Secret Student Profile" is at Risk

By Marilia Wyatt Boyd –

Protect Privacy Collective is petitioning Rutgers Pearson, Sakai, and Turnitin to Provide Students a Choice.

 There is a dark tunnel of confusion if student data could be sold or shared if/when any of these companies are merged with bigger companies. 17 more words

Student Privacy

Tech Giants on Campus Need Special Oversight

By Marilia Wyatt Boyd –

Educational Software Tech Giants used in Universities Need Special Oversight  to Protect Intellectual Freedom –  and to  Promote Safe Business Practices to Protect Consumer Privacy and Security.  364 more words

Student Privacy