Edutech Services and Data Privacy
Efforts to make educational practices more efficient, a shift towards digital channels, and circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic have resulted in edutech application adoption in schools increasing by 99% since 2020. However, as these applications rely on data to offer quality education and timely intervention to students and ensure accountability, concerns for data privacy in education and edutech are also becoming prominent. Some data protection and education risks include data misuse by vendors or schools. The risks could also come in the form of malicious third-party applications or security protocols, the infrastructure of the edutech platforms, data leaks, and cybercrime. Although these risks can potentially leave student data vulnerable for malicious agents to exploit, understanding how to identify and mitigate these risks can help you ensure your students' data is safe and they can get the most out of various edutech applications.