Leading the Way in K-12 InfoSec

If You See Something Say Something: Data Privacy Vetting/Avoiding the “Gotcha” Clauses in Data Privacy Guidelines


2:00pm - 2:50pm

Scott Clark

Director of Media and Instructional Technology

School District of Osceola County

Kevin Lewis, Sr.

Data Privacy Officer


Krissy Mollo

Coordinator of Teaching and Learning Applications

Volusia County Schools

Monica Watts

Senior Director of Learning Innovation


Delivering high-quality instructional resources, while also ensuring student data privacy, is no easy feat. It is ongoing, time consuming, and increasingly important. To help lift the load from district leaders while still prioritizing student data privacy, the 1EdTech community created a system to vet the most innovative edtech apps, so individual districts and schools can find the tools that best fit their needs. Learn what to look for when vetting ed tech tools, how to work with ed tech vendor partners to safeguard student data, and the process your fellow districts follow to make the process more effective and efficient.

Learning objectives:

  • Learn the skills needed to vet applications for privacy and think more critically about informing and communicating your existing data privacy guidelines
  • Gain a better understanding of ed tech partners' privacy and terms of service policies, why they are necessary, how to get better insight into privacy policies to ensure they protect sensitive student data, and how to communicate with suppliers if you see something that needs to improve with a partner's data privacy policy
  • Support teachers in making informed decisions about the digital apps and resources they use