Records (Student Records)

As school closures continue and schools implement distance learning plans, questions and concerns persist concerning the applicability of laws and regulations relating to student confidentiality
Continue Reading Student Privacy Policy Office Releases Guidance on Virtual Learning

Originally appeared in the CAS Weekly Newsletter.
Written by attorney Thomas B. Mooney.

Dear Legal Mailbag:

I very much enjoy the Legal Mailbag, and I have a simple question for you. I’m wondering what can and cannot be placed in students’ cumulative files. In particular, I’m wondering about DCF 136 Forms, school records of behavioral/academic interventions, etc.

Thank you,
A Fan 
Continue Reading CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – 12/12/2018

On November 29, 2017, the House of Representatives Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection held a hearing on the use of computer algorithms and their impact on consumers.[1]

This was the latest in a series of recent efforts by a variety of organizations to explore and understand the ways in which computer algorithms are driving businesses’ and public agencies’ decision-making, and shaping the digital content we see online.[2]

In its simplest form, an algorithm is a mathematical formula, a series of steps for performing mathematical equations. The witness testimony and questions from the members of the Subcommittee highlighted a number of issues that businesses and government regulators are facing.

Continue Reading Is Algorithmic Transparency the Next Regulatory Frontier in Data Privacy?