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Toolkit helps educators confront online privacy threats

New privacy toolkit for school leaders seeks to help school systems confront privacy issues when shopping for and using an online service provider

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At its annual conference, the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) released a detailed guide designed to help school officials follow federal laws on privacy issues– specifically the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

The guide, “Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit,” was sponsored by Microsoft Corporation and endorsed by The Association of School Business Officials International. Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic also assisted in its development, according to the official CoSN press release.

The toolkit’s purpose is to help school systems appropriately handle issues of privacy when shopping for and using an online service provider.

(Next page: Protecting yourself from online security threats)

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