Data protection and governance in educational spaces


Date
Nov 25, 2021

In our data-driven society, digital technologies are increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives. This includes education. While there are data protection regulations and polices that aim to protect children's personal data, the extensive use of technologies in the classroom may bring forward tensions between children, their legal guardians, teachers, and schools. This talk aims to explore some of these safeguards and challenges within schools and higher education institutions, in particular, assessing how different stakeholders can help honour the existing data rights offered to students within data governance frameworks.

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Janis Wong
Researcher

Janis Wong is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at The Alan Turing Institute researching on AI, ethics, and public policy as part of the Data Justice and Global Ethical Futures programme. Currently, she is finishing up her interdisciplinary PhD in Computer Science at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of St Andrews.