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Streamlining Approvals: Privacy Implementation From a System Perspective

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Steve Garton  
Privacy is important, but you don’t have time to read privacy policies. This session will provide hands-on examples with helpful free tools and resources for your district app approval and implementation process, including practical solutions that other districts have successfully implemented.

Audience: Chief technology officers/superintendents/school board members, Principals/head teachers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Participant accounts, software and other materials: None
Topic: Safety, security & student data privacy
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Equity and Citizenship Advocate
  • Cultivate responsible online behavior, including the safe, ethical and legal use of technology.
Empowering Leader
  • Support educators in using technology to advance learning that meets the diverse learning, cultural, and social-emotional needs of individual students.
Systems Designer
  • Protect privacy and security by ensuring that students and staff observe effective privacy and data management policies.
Disclosure: The submitter of this session has been supported by a company whose product is being included in the session

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Raise educational privacy awareness
Look at current privacy trends in education
Examine privacy risks and harms in the school situation
Take away tools to help with privacy concerns in the app approval process
Provide resources and tools to help the classroom teacher and school administrator


Introduction and privacy overview for schools
Challenges for reading and keeping current with privacy policies
Introduce templates to help with the process
Use Common Sense privacy evaluations to help populate the templates and save a lot of time
Add group input to process
Leave with a completed (or almost completed) plan for privacy in the app approval process

Supporting research

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Steve Garton, Common Sense Privacy Program

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