Balancing Digital Transformation and Data Privacy: Lessons from the Trenches
Colleges and universities are transforming student experiences across the globe. By mining the vast array of student data, institutions are transforming in novel ways, learning how to identify learners at risk, developing optimal remediation strategies, and exploring methods to increase student safety and security. Analytical and AI workloads are being leveraged at scale to drive decision-making. However, these innovations can also create new concerns regarding data privacy that extend beyond FERPA and HIPAA regulations. In the absence of a comprehensive federal privacy law that preempts disparate and inconsistent state privacy laws, institutions of higher education, along with industry, must comply with an ever-increasing number of state privacy requirements. In this panel, we will hear from experts in the trenches regarding best practices to secure data and strategies for complying with the growing number of privacy requirements.