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Privacy and Ed-tech in 2016

There was a lot of legislative movement for the educational technology (ed-tech) industry in 2015 with states placing additional privacy regulations on the industry, and the effects of those new acts should be felt this year. The states that passed this type of legislation in 2015 were following California’s lead. California’s governor signed the Student … Continue Reading

Higher Education and Cloud Computing

Institutions of higher learning are often breeding grounds for experimentation and creative approaches to old problems. Thus, it is far from surprising that universities have represented some of the earliest adopters of enterprise cloud computing solutions. Cloud computing is enormously attractive to universities, for a number of reasons, especially when it comes to email. My article, "The Ivory Tower in the Cloud," recently published in Information Security and Privacy News, a publication of the Information Security Committee, ABA Section of Science & Technology Law, briefly explores some of the information security and privacy legal implications for higher education moving into the cloud, and then discusses some recent developments with respect to highly publicized trials of cloud computing services by universities and colleges. You can read the full article here. … Continue Reading