Regulating 'Big Data Education' in Europe: Lessons Learned from the US

Internet Policy Review 5(1), March 2016

17 Pages Posted: 2 May 2016  

Yoni Har Carmel

University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Students

Date Written: March 31, 2016

Abstract

European schools are increasingly relying on vendors to collect, process, analyse, and even make decisions based on a considerable amount of student data through big data tools and methods. Consequently, portions of school’s power are gradually shifting from traditional public schools to the hands of for-profit organisations. This article discusses the current and forthcoming European Union (EU) data protection regime with respect to the protection of student rights from the potential risk of outsourcing student data utilisation in Kindergarten-12th grade (K-12) educational systems. The article identifies what lessons can be drawn from recent developments in the United States (US) “student data affair”. These lessons can provide a new perspective for designing a balanced policy for regulating the shift in school’s power.

Keywords: Education, Learning analytics, Student data, Big data

Suggested Citation

Har Carmel, Yoni, Regulating 'Big Data Education' in Europe: Lessons Learned from the US (March 31, 2016). Internet Policy Review 5(1), March 2016. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2772755

Yoni Har Carmel (Contact Author)

University of Haifa, Faculty of Law, Students ( email )

Mount Carmel
Haifa
Israel
972522375796 (Phone)

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