"[US ED] find that Agora has violated FERPA"

"[i]n no circumstances does FERPA permit an educational agency or institution to require a student to waive the rights and protections afforded under FERPA in order to apply for or receive educational training or services"

Letter outlining how ed tech without opt out violates FERPA
studentData  FERPA 
1 hour ago
Connecting Library Use to Student Success
"The Office of Information Technology Services encrypts the EZProxy log data, and the Office of IR anonymizes them. The former strategy is intended to secure the raw data from access by unauthorized parties, and the latter helps to mask the identity of individual users from staff not authorized for access to user data. Due to the vulnerability of raw anonymous data to reidentification attacks,15 which use surrogate data sets to reidentify masked users based on information shared about them, the Office of IR also practices aggregation. Raw data sets are not shared publicly even in their anonymous form, and reported results are clustered into groups of 10 or more users."
studentData  deidentification 
9 days ago
The Big Data Era of Mosaicked Deidentification: Can We Anonymize Data Anymore?
"Despite the wealth of case examples showing the severe limitations of current anonymization approaches, many in the data science community I’ve met still cling to the belief that just replacing usernames with random numbers somehow magically secures a dataset against any possible reidentification."
15 days ago
GREL Date Functions · OpenRefine/OpenRefine Wiki · GitHub
Because I will inevitably need to refer to these again later
spreadsheets  data  dataAnalysis 
16 days ago
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