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The state of data in education 2018: new rights and responsibilities

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As policy makers finalise the Data Protection Bill, stakeholders across the education sector need to understand the change implications of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and how to meet the new laws.

But what is the starting point, and are we moving in the right direction to be ready for new law and new technology?

defenddigitalme extends an open invitation to everyone interested in shaping education policy and good practice, as we launch a new report, Labels Last a Lifetime: children's data privacy in education in England.

Hear contributions from advocates across civil society, academics, industry, and the data protection community. Understand how children's data are collected and used in key everyday activities in education, and the extent of their hidden digital footprint across time and geographies. Question our recommendations and share your ideas.

  • Can children understand how their own data are used, and be empowered digital citizens?
  • Where are the opportunities to use data well for a broad range of educational aims and broader public good?
  • Will we ensure children’s flourishing and development to their full potential?
  • How much are AI, profiling and automated decisions, biometrics, and behavioural analytics used today?
  • What technology is on the horizon and are we ready for change?
  • Are there implications of age verification for child rights to participation and for considering capacity under GDPR?
  • What will changing legislation mean in practice for the rights and responsibilities of children, parents, schools and researchers?
  • Is there evidence of positive effects or harms for chlldren and how might these shape our future society and economy?
  • Ideas on how to communicate children's data privacy and digital rights, the opportunities and barriers in schools.
  • The easy steps to take now in classrooms, teacher training, and government.

Hosted by Darren Jones MP, the event will be in Committee Room 10, at the House of Commons, 6.15pm-7.45pm on Monday 12 March, 2018. The room will open at six for a prompt start. Please allow sufficient time to pass through security at the entrance.

Speakers to be confirmed. There is no charge for the event and it is open to all. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Email the organiser for a confirmed seat reservation.

Recommended for: policy and law makers with an interest in the data protection bill, children or education; teachers, governors, researchers, data-, IT-, and school-practitioners and parents; charities and think tanks involved with young people; local government and the civil service; edTech developers and companies; and union staff. We warmly welcome children and young people of school age.

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