An open letter from the Student Data Privacy Consortium in response to the FTC Policy Statement on Education Technology and the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
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.
This is what more and more marketplace providers are promoting for ‘ease of use’ of their products. In contrast, more and more school CIO-types are stating that the bevy of APIs they must utilize (plus the constant changes made to them), have become a data management nightmare. Since the A4L Community supports vendors and end users, it makes sense for us to look for ways to standardize and simplify. The idea: standardize an infrastructure for data transport that can carry any data model ‘on the wire’.
It sounds logical and of course critical for successful data stewardship for all learners. However, you can probably count numerous times when a mantra is just lip service OR something you can relate to “vaporware” in software! The A4L Community leadership and staff have been working incredibly hard behind the scenes to make this tag real, tactical and supported by on the ground successful use cases. This Community is delivering big time on interoperability AND privacy!
The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community in North America is proud to announce the North American Management and Technical Boards for 2022.
The demand for data in education continues to skyrocket (Data Quality Campaign, 2022). In the real-world, however, constantly churning, time sensitive, high volume record sharing has historically been the Achilles’ heel of PK12 data integration efforts.
The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community is proud to announce the release of the SIF Infrastructure Specification (global) 3.4 which is unique in the technical standards world in that it supports data movement via greater interoperability by standardizing ‘data and privacy on the wire’…
Nominations for the North American Management Board and At-Large Technical Board will be available from March 8-29, 2022 (inclusive).