Every day, technology is making it possible to collect and analyze ever more data about students’ performance and behavior, including their use of library resources. The use of “big data” in the educational environment, however, raises thorny questions and deep concerns about individual privacy and data security. California responded to these concerns by passing the Student Online Private Information Protection Act, and student data privacy also is now the focus of several bills in Congress.
Participate in a discussion on the big picture on student data privacy at the conference session “Student Privacy: The Big Picture on Big Data,” which takes place during the 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. The session takes place on Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00-11:30 a.m., in the Orange County Convention Center, room W206A.