Responsible learning


Emma Venema

Onderwerp BlogEducation
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February 5, 2024

Education and accountability

Ensuring privacy in education is an essential responsibility. We describe here how accountability with regard to the protection of students’ personal data is a top priority.

Privacy in education: a delicate balance

Schools and educational institutions contain a wealth of personal data of students, ranging from grades to medical information. The accountability to protect this data, not only according to legal requirements such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), but also ethically, is of paramount importance.

The challenges of personal data in education

This data not only forms the foundation for student guidance and educational improvement, but also brings challenges. The risk of data leaks and unauthorized access to sensitive information is real. This is where accountability comes into play.

Accountability in action

Accountability means not only complying with the law, but also taking proactive steps to ensure student privacy. Education employees must be aware of the data they handle, understand how it is protected and actively commit to a safe digital learning environment.

Anonymization as a protection mechanism

Anonymization provides a powerful shield against unauthorized access to personal data. EntrD has developed advanced software for this purpose that automatically anonymizes personal data in documents and files. This allows schools to retain valuable insights without exposing students’ identities.

EntrD anonymization software in action

EntrD software makes anonymization a seamless process. Student data is automatically converted so that it can no longer be traced back to individual persons. This is not only to protect against data leaks, but also to be able to use the data for reporting and analysis without infringing on privacy.

A safe digital learning environment

‘Responsible Learning: Education and Accountability’ advocates a safe digital learning environment in which the privacy of students is respected. By using advanced anonymization software, schools can meet their accountability obligations while providing an optimal learning experience.

Responsible education

Anonymization software is not only a tool to meet legal requirements, but also a partnership in creating a responsible educational environment. Responsible learning is not just a motto; it is a promise to students, their parents and society that privacy in education is taken seriously.

With the DataFactory application we can anonymize or pseudonymize any type of database while retaining predictive value. Just as FileFactory is a document cleaning system, EntrD’s software helps securely anonymize data, which fits with the overall theme of document cleaning and security. Both systems share the mission to handle documents in an efficient and secure manner, making them complementary in optimizing data management.

Read more about the DataFactory and Download the FileFactory brochure below!