Project Ungoverned? The Online Learning Landscape

Project Ungoverned? The Online Learning Landscape

Data Privacy and Online Schooling – Episode 5

December 24, 2018

In Episode 5, we look at data privacy in primary and secondary schooling, or K-12 as it is known in the United States. In this episode, we speak with Elizabeth Laird, Senior Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology.

Terms and Organizations Mentioned
California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018
Connections Academy
EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)  
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 
Florida Virtual School
Individual Accommodation Plan (IAP)
Montessori Compass
School choice (in US context)
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Temporary Assistance for Needs Families (TANF)
Transparent Classroom

Related Blog Posts and Episodes
7 Steps to Address GDPR for a Project Website and Podcast
Online Higher Education: Experiences Learning and Teaching Online – Episode 4 Part 1

Transcript of Episode 5 (pdf)
Download transcript of Episode 5

Questions for Upcoming Symposium Raised in this Episode
• What actions need to be taken to better protect and secure student data privacy?
• What types of safeguards need to be in place to ensure algorithms are not misused?
• What initiatives, if any, exist to update FERPA to address data privacy and online education in the United States at the K-12 level?


About Project Ungoverned?
Project Ungoverned? takes place within the Bosch Alumni Network – a network which consists of people who’ve been supported in one way or another by the Robert Bosch Stiftung. The network is coordinated by the International Alumni Center – iac Berlin, a think and do tank for alumni communities with social impact. The iac Berlin supports this podcast series and our upcoming online symposium in January 2019. If you want to know more about the power of networks, visit The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the respective speakers.