The U.S. Departmentof Education issued a belated warning to the nation's school districts concerning cyberattacks that use threats of violence against students in an attempt to extort money from the district.
Count the Departmentof Education as the latest federal agency to experience a privacy breach after the personal information of as many as 21,000 student borrowers accidentally appeared on its loan website.
The work being done by Kathleen Styles at the U.S. Departmentof Education is emblematic of a growing surge of privacy-led initiatives within the public and private sector. But many other firms are still falling short.
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After privacy issues prompted the New York City Departmentof Education to transition away from Zoom as a telelearning option, the department has reversed that decision, noting that the teleconferencing company has created a safer platform for the city’s students. “We’ve worked with Zoom to create a tailored platform that provides the safety and functionality…
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Betting firms have used information from a U.K. government-run educational database containing the records of 28 million children to bump up the number of youth who gamble online. The companies gained access to Learning Records Service database – which falls under the umbrellas of the U.K. Departmentof Education – through GB Group, which had…
Citing a potential cybersecurity issue, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) removed the Data Retrieval Tool that automatically pulled in parents tax return data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) portal.