By Jessica MacCall




Watch Students’ Safety or Privacy? Why Not Both? [VIDEO]

Speakers Michael Hawes (US Department of Education, Director of Student Privacy Policy), Bryan Westerman (Student Data Privacy Officer, Denver Public Schools), Chad Marlow (Sr Advocacy & Policy Counsel, American Civil Liberties Union), and Amelia Vance (Director of Education Privacy Project & Policy Counsel, The Future of Privacy Forum) discuss student safety & privacy in the SXSW EDU 2019 Policy Forum.

Students’ Safety or Privacy? Why Not Both?
As the debate about how to keep students safe in American schools continues to reverberate around the country, privacy experts have spoken about the risks of sacrificing students’ privacy rights in the name of security. But are the two mutually exclusive? Recent news articles have highlighted the privacy risks of allowing law enforcement unfettered discretion regarding security and the limits of its effectiveness. Privacy IS possible. This panel will discuss how to balance privacy and security.

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Jessica MacCall

SXSW EDU Sr Digital Media Manager

As part of the SXSW EDU marketing team, I am passionate about connecting people to ideas of impact. I earned a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications–Electronic Media and Photography from Texas State University and am currently pursuing an MBA from Western Governors University.

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