On November 28, 2023, the North American Leadership Group (NA-LG) approved the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), version 2, for a second A4L Community Member Review.
Per approved organizational By-Laws, any changes to the established documents require approval by the Association Board of Directors (global) for any revisions to release them to Community membership for comment and approval. The Board have reviewed the changes and voted to release them for a 3 week review and voting period by the membership.
Community Review period will be open from Tuesday, October 10, 2023 until 12noon ET on Monday, October 30, 2023 (inclusive).
Today – Monday, August 7th, 2023 – The US Department of Education Office of Education Technology released three briefs that cover the role of interoperability, cybersecurity, and privacy. These briefs are part of a national effort to create more secure and resilient digital ecosystems.
Community Review period will be open to members of the A4L Community from Thursday, July 20, 2023 until 5pm ET on Friday, August 11, 2023 (inclusive).
The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community has continued to have phenomenal leadership over the past year. The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Community prove critical to our collective successes… it is hard to believe that it is time for elections again! Nominations for the North American Management Board and At-Large Technical Board will be available from March 30 – April 20, 2023 (inclusive).
We are delighted to confirm that the ballot has been approved and voting for the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) Management Board is now open!
On September 9, 2022, the North American Management Board (NAMB) approved the SIF Data Model Implementation Specification (North America) 4.3 – also known as Unity – for A4L Community Review.
The Consortium has had phenomenal leadership over the past few years. The leadership, guidance and overall dedication to the Consortium prove critical to our collective successes, but now it is your chance to get involved and nominate yourself, or a colleague, to be part of this great leadership team!
Data access today is critical as major decisions on policy development, funding, program impact, and an array of other “data driven, time sensitive decisions”. This is all dependent on having access to the right data at the right time. Layer on top of this is the need for control by the appropriate data stewards in the sectors the data is held within – privacy and security layers!
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) applauds the work in the MA House in H. 127 which will assist with compliance as well as strengthen the privacy protections for learners. The SDPC Management Board has released an official support letter for this great work on data stewardship.