“The new Personal Data Security Technical Guide for Online Education Platforms has been launched by the UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education (UNESCO IITE) in partnership with the research team at Tsinghua University.
Personal data security in education has been a long-standing issue with development of online learning. However, it has never been so critical as today during the COVID-19 pandemic and prioritized by UNESCO among the top challenges we are confronting. Therefore, technical recommendations on personal data security for online education platforms are urgently needed both for current situation and for long term education planning. UNESCO IITE in partnership with the research team led by Professor Xiaoyun Wang at Tsinghua University has drafted this technical guide. Professors from Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shandong University and technical experts from Microsoft, Alibaba, Tencent, Inspur and Blackboard have made collective contribution to the accomplishment of this work in a short period of time.” UNESCO, 2020