Data protection and governance in educational spaces

Sep 23, 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.

Janis Wong
PhD researcher

Janis Wong is an interdisciplinary PhD researcher in Computer Science at the Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy (CRISP), University of St Andrews. Janis is interested in the legal and technological applications in data protection, privacy, and data ethics. She is also a Research Fellow at the Open Data Institute.