Chief Privacy Officers: The Unicorns of K-12 Education

By Emily Tate
March 20, 2019

This article discusses how two large school districts handle staffing related to data privacy, Denver Public Schools in Colorado and Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland. The article acknowledges that while few if any schools hire Chief Privacy Officers, as suggested in a report by the Center for Democracy and Technology, there are examples of districts with staff dedicated to this issue. The two districts highlighted have each hired a senior-level official who is responsible for privacy policies and data governance. The article describes the history of the creation of these roles and looks in detail at the responsibilities of these staff members.

Source Organization: EdSurge

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