What is “Student Data,” Who Owns it and Why it Matters

http://blogs.technet.com/b/microsoft_in_education/archive/2013/05/09/what-is-student-data-who-owns-it-and-why-it-matters.aspx

Over the past few months, more and more people are talking about student privacy issues linked to the new technologies deployed in schools.  There is a vibrant debate in progress around student privacy, and as a leading technology provider, it’s our welcome responsibility to participate.

Before we dive in, we must first clarify what we mean by the term “student data,” only then can we shed some light on pertinent topics such as who owns this data? Who should be able to use it? And in what ways are service providers permitted to use that data?

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