Open source policies show commitment to student data privacy



In the growing hubbub around student data privacy and security, it can be hard for edtech companies to identify concrete steps to demonstrate their commitment to protecting student information. Education tech startup Clever recently made a commitment to transparency by making their privacy policies open source, posting the policy on GitHub so anyone can track changes.

For Clever, the move to post its privacy policy on GitHub was prompted by conversations with edtech privacy advocate Bill Fitzgerald, who has pointed out flawed and vague policies of several edtech companies on his blog, FunnyMonkey.
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