Creating Connected, Secure & Effective Ecosystems; An Update on the MA Data Hub and K12 Privacy - Session 1

This session will explore the major components of creating a Connected, Secure & Effective Ecosystem; professional development, application vetting, centralized data interoperability and data privacy enforcement. In addition to describing the four major components in depth, examples will be provided of reasonable solutions to implement each. Emphasis will be put on the role of the MA Data Hub in helping districts address the interoperability and privacy enforcement components. This will include an update on the status of the MA Data Hub pilot as well as ongoing work to address the need for global standards to address K12 data security requirements.

Session Information

Steve Smith

Cambridge Public Schools & Student Data Privacy Consortium
Mr. Steve Smith, has twenty five + years of CIO/CTO experience in rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last 15 years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented both Maine and currently Massachusetts on the National Forum on Education Statistics and has contributed to the Forum's Education Data Privacy, Civil Rights Data Reporting, Longitudinal Data Systems, SCED Working Group, Virtual Education, Facilities Data Management, Technology Suite, Crisis Data Management, Cyber Security, Metadata and Digital Equity working groups. In addition, Mr Smith is the Founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium.