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The Morning Risk Report: What Schools Can Learn About Privacy, The Wall Street Journal

July 22, 2015
David F. Katz

In a profile piece on July 22, 2015 in The Wall Street Journal’s Risk & Compliance Morning Risk Report, David Katz, a partner and leader of the Privacy and Information Security Practice Group at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, provides guidance on what lessons the education sector can learn from other industries when it comes to protecting personal data of students and employees. “What the schools can learn from industry is they really don’t have to reinvent the wheel… there are plenty of examples within the different sectors of business,” Katz told The Wall Street Journal. “One principle educators should rally around is the need to harmonize policies and procedures to protect the privacy of student data,” he said. Other strategies include securing money and resources to deal with security, and determining the level of transparency to assure parents and students as to how data will be used. Katz goes on to describe the steps to craft a comprehensive security policy, which is critical regardless of an entity’s industry. The complete article is available to Wall Street Journal subscribers here