Uncovering Hidden Risks 1.11.23
Ep 5 | 1.11.23

Tips for Internal Investigations While Maintaining Privacy

Show Notes

Randyll Newman, Supervisor of Student Data and Information Security for Prince William County Public Schools in Virginia, joins host Erica Toelle and guest host Christophe Fiessinger on this week's episode of Uncovering Hidden Risks. Randyll oversees the planning, operation, and management of security for the school division's network infrastructure, data, and student information systems. He also served 10 years as a police officer and detective in Fairfax County, Va., retiring from the United States Naval Reserves after serving 26 years. Randyll discusses how organizations approach internal investigations, how important it is to maintain privacy for students and faculty during these investigations, and examples from previous case studies. 

In This Episode You Will Learn:      

  • Prince William County Public Schools' reputation for innovative education  
  • How important it is to maintain privacy for students and faculty  
  • Business requirements for internal investigations 
  • Considerations and adherence to regulatory compliance: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA); and Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) 
  • Tips and advice for other organizations 

Some Questions We Ask:     

  • What principles guided the initiative to ensure user privacy? 
  • Can you outline the privacy principles you follow during investigations?  
  • How did you design the technical solution to meet these business requirements?  


For more background, read the PWCS Case Study 

View Randyll Newman on LinkedIn 

View Christophe Fiessinger on LinkedIn 

View Erica Toelle on LinkedIn 

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