The controversy around privacy and security in ICT seems to be a never-ending source of newspaper headlines. Cases of security and privacy breaches are interspersed with an equal number of announcements of new legislative measures or amendments. Learning analytics is certainly not the first technological area to deal with these issues, but more often than not, the debate on privacy tends to prevent the design of practical solutions. Far from trying to
settle the main controversy around privacy, in this talk we will try to identify the major areas in which privacy concerns can be divided and provide some examples of practical solutions.