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Report: Balancing the Scale of Student Data Deletion and Retention in Education

Historically, the education system has erred on the side of retaining data. There are many ways that data can can be useful in improving student outcomes, but indefinite data retention does not come without risk or cost. Education leaders and the companies they work with have to balance student data deletion and retention. This brief explores this issue and offers recommendations that protect student privacy while supporting effective data use that improves student outcomes.

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Chris Calabrese's Testimony Before PCLOB on "Countering Terrorism While Protecting Privacy and Civil Liberties: Where Do We Stand in 2019?"

We applaud the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) for holding a public forum on the current state of affairs of civil liberties and privacy in the fight against terrorism, which is of course central to PCLOB’s mission. In testimony before PCLOB, Chris Calabrese discusses the important role that PCLOB plays in this area, and encourages PCLOB to focus on four initiatives.

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CDT’s Comments to European Commission on Artificial Intelligence (AI HLEG)’s Draft Ethics Guidelines for Trustworthy AI

The Center for Democracy & Technology supports the High-Level Expert Group (HLEG)’s efforts to develop guidelines for trustworthy AI and appreciates the opportunity to comment on this draft. While we agree that trustworthiness is a key objective for any system, the HLEG must also acknowledge the limitations of current methods for mitigating bias in machine learning models.

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