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Data Privacy

The Darien Public School District follows legal requirements to ensure the safety and security of all students and staff while using any technology resource. We review privacy policies and terms of service to ensure that each resource conforms to legal requirements and local guidelines. 

What digital applications or services are available for instruction?

Privacy contracts and a list of approved resources for teaching and learning may be accessed here:

Software 

Data Privacy

In some instances, new software resources will require the provider to agree to the student data privacy laws of Connecticut (General Statutes 10-234aa et seq.) Additional background is provided in this video provided by the State of Connecticut.

  1. Vendors of digital applications and services that have signed the Connecticut Student Privacy Pledge are easier to adopt rapidly. 
  2. If an application or service is not listed in the Learn Platform Privacy Portal as Connecticut Privacy Compliant, then we must ask the vendor to agree to Darien’s privacy agreement if data is collected as outlined in the table below.  
  3. If the vendor will not sign a privacy agreement or the vendor is not already identified as privacy compliant, then the district will not move forward with that particular application or service. 

To be clear, not all resources need a privacy agreement pledge:

Collected Data Purpose Privacy Agreement Requirement
None - no log-in or content creation Access content Not Needed
Generic Username or First Name Only Access content Not Needed
Generic Username or First Name Only Student-generated work, student pictures or videos, assessment data Needed
Any combination of student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) beyond just first name hosted only on school district resources (i.e. ASPEN) Student-generated work, student pictures or videos, assessment data Not Needed
Any combination of student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) beyond just first name hosted off-site by service providers Student-generated work, student pictures or videos, assessment data Needed
     
Vendor/Contractor has access to any student information, student generated content, or assessment data Any purpose Needed
     
Mobile Device: iOS or Android Apps, Chromebook Extension: Student information, student generated content, student picture/video, or assessment data reside only on mobile device and not uploaded to any online storage Student-generated work, student pictures or videos, assessment data Not Needed
Mobile Device: iOS or Android Apps, Chromebook Extension: Student information, student generated content, student picture/video, or assessment data is created on the device and is then uploaded to any online storage container, or the vendor has remote access to that data. Student-generated work, student pictures or videos, assessment data Needed