A master class on data protection and privacy for education institutions

PROPOSED TOPIC: Understanding Education Technology that is spreading in schools globally.

Facilitator: Dr Ilia Siatitsa | Programme Director and Senior Legal Officer at Privacy International


A master class on Education Technology used in schools is an overview of how technology is being deployed in schools globally. What data is being collected? How is it being collected? What are the factors driving the spread of this technology? And how is it endangering student’s privacy and security?

In this master class you will learn how to spot potentially harmful practices, and how to challenge those practices.


a) The kinds of technologies being used in schools and where data is being collected: This section will cover what types of technologies are most prevalent – from technology in the classroom, to the corridor, to the administrator’s office.

b) Persistent problems and concerns from a human rights, security, and data protection perspective: This section will cover what and why we are so concerned with these technologies: the harms we’ve seen, and the potential dangers. Along with potential safeguards that can be employed to protect children or mitigate harm, including some lessons from current data protection regimes.

c) Why are schools and governments so keen on introducing technology? This section will cover the narratives being used to justify and encourage the use of education technology around the world. And how you can use that information to challenge the decision to use a particular technology.

In conclusion, the master class on Data Protection and Privacy for educational institutions is an essential training session for anyone who handles sensitive information. By participating in this class, participants will learn how to protect sensitive data, comply with regulations, and reduce the risk of data breaches. The knowledge gained from this class can help organizations safeguard their reputation and ensure that they meet their legal and ethical obligations to protect the privacy and security of sensitive data.