- May 2016
What an excellent term for regulations that are past their best used before date.
Why is this necessary to explain?
including the use of passwords to gain access to your personal information.
Why is this noteworthy?
otherwise capture information you provide over the Internet.
That's the purpose of SSL. Why is it not used globally?
Go look here. It's very interesting.
It lists about 300 advertisers that collect data on users. Fully half of those do not have an opt-out method to prevent interest based ads.
"You may opt in to behaviorally targeted ads anytime by deleting your browser's cookies." - Delete cookies opts -in to targeted ads not out.
You will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of your personal information, as well as any choices you may have regarding your personal information
Vacuous promise. Once a teacher leaves a district, they will have not reason to view notice and their email address will be invalidated.
Choices are at the discretion of the seller. No protection there.
If Turnitin is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of its assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our website, of any change in ownership, uses of your personal information, and choices you may have regarding your personal information.
A. merger voids any privacy pledges. The new owner has no requirement to follow these policys.
B. The information is kept for an extended period of time. Once a teacher leaves a school district, their email will be invalid. It's a vacuous promise to say that they'll be contacted.
To identify the individual connected to any uploaded text.
Compare to https://hyp.is/AVSL44EOFtPwhMO7Diqy/www.turnitin.com/en_us/about-us/privacy which says pseudonyms can be used.
what??? The following personal information is anything else too.
we make it available on our homepage and at every point where we request your personal information
Why is this noteworthy?
TRUSTe Privacy Seal
"TRUSTe-certified sites are more than twice as likely to be untrustworthy." http://www.benedelman.org/news/092506-1.html
he United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Legal decision 6
the highest standards
impressive? By whose judgement?
has never been breached
Impressive? Never <- never that we know about.
the use of SSL encryption
When? It is not used globally. Public pages are not secured by SSL.
extremely high levels
any respect unethical.
The courts are not responsible for finding a behavior ethical or un-ethical. Their purpose is to determine legal or illegal
The District Court and Fourth Circuit both held that the archiving of student works in the educational context is a fair use.
Legal opinion 5
where student information may be shared
A - Student data may be shared. See: https://hyp.is/AVSL8jhkFtPwhMO7DirL/www.turnitin.com/en_us/about-us/privacy
no personally identifiable information such as name, email or school
B - no personally identifiable information is sent. See: https://hyp.is/AVSL8Q5aFtPwhMO7DirH/www.turnitin.com/en_us/about-us/privacy
The FTC has specifically stated that COPPA’s requirements do not apply to sites
Requires legal opinion to validate legality - If you have to ask, perhaps you shouldn't be doing it.
little, if any
Users may submit their paper using a pseudonym and in formats that contain little, if any, identifying metadata.
Do elementary and secondary teachers know how to do this? A substantial assumption is that teachers know how to explain this to their students.
This requires much more than any definitions of computer literacy and is a wizard level skill.
Read the 2009 published decision
Lawsuit outcome 4
Read the 2007 summary judgement
Lawsuit outcome 3
Read the published decision.
Lawsuit outcome 2
Read the summary judgement.
Lawsuit outcome 1
- terms of service
- smoke screen
- computer literacy
- weasel words
- escape clause
- privacy statement