BYU’s Bold Plan to Give Students Control of Their Data

https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-12-18-byu-s-bold-plan-to-give-students-control-of-their-data

As Web culture permeates the higher education experience, from Yik Yak conversations to collaborative digital assignments, questions of data privacy are gaining national attention. In 2015, 46 states introduced 182 bills addressing student data privacy, according to nonprofit advocacy group the Data Quality Campaign.

These attempts to protect personal information treat student data as something to be managed and controlled—but don’t give students themselves a voice in how they want their data to be used.

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