Data Protection /
   Privacy in Moodle
Workshop @ 4th International Austrian Moodle
               Conference


       Chr...
Aims / Agenda
•   Present & discuss critical issues for data privacy in Moodle

•   Discuss practical & economical solutio...
What we do NOT

• Discussing the pros & cons of law issues and
  data protection practice
• Discussing local policies - th...
Basics of Data
              Protection
•   “right to be left alone” - users should decide, for what purpose
    the data ...
Status Quo

• Moodle is prepared and transparent!
• The new right management is a good
  basement for further discussions
...
6 different types of data
• Log Data
• Activity Reports
• Statistics
• Real Time Data, Awarness and Status
  Information
•...
Activity Reports / Course View




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                        ...
Activity Reports / Teilnehmersicht



                                                        
                      ...
User Profile




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                                        
                     ...
Statistics




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                                            


8) P...
Participants




                                9




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9) Don’t show inac...
Exclude logs from backup




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11) Exclude logs form backup for non-adm...
12) Make Online Users customizable by
Block Online Users                                 users

                          ...
Block Recent Activities



                               13) Option for configuration: of online
                        ...
Display Students in Course Lists




        Configuration option: Show me in the course list to other users
Other Issues?

   International
      Projects
(different policies)
How do we proceed?


• Up to U!
My proposition

•   Sort things: What can be done with role definitions, what not?

    •   What options do we need at site...
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Data Protection and Privacy in Moodle

  1. 1. Data Protection / Privacy in Moodle Workshop @ 4th International Austrian Moodle Conference Christian Grune | Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  2. 2. Aims / Agenda • Present & discuss critical issues for data privacy in Moodle • Discuss practical & economical solutions for customizing Moodle to meet various expectations • Prepare a model and roadmap to additional configuration options at 2 levels: • site level • user level
  3. 3. What we do NOT • Discussing the pros & cons of law issues and data protection practice • Discussing local policies - they are and should be different!! • We’re not afraid - Data protection don’t kills Moodle and configuration is possible!
  4. 4. Basics of Data Protection • “right to be left alone” - users should decide, for what purpose the data is used (when not required for the service) and should have the ability to configure personal profile data and influence the apearance/presentation of the user in the system • transparency - information about the use of the data from the service provider should be clear and understandable • right to object - request for deleting data by users (but with the consequence of refusal of access) • principle of adequacy - just track the data needed for service • time limits for saving the data - “date of expiry” for saved data
  5. 5. Status Quo • Moodle is prepared and transparent! • The new right management is a good basement for further discussions • Some things need to be done:
  6. 6. 6 different types of data • Log Data • Activity Reports • Statistics • Real Time Data, Awarness and Status Information • Grades • Personal Profile
  7. 7. Activity Reports / Course View 1   2    1) Prevent access to Logdata for Non- 2) Prevent access to Live logs Admins for Non-Admins
  8. 8. Activity Reports / Teilnehmersicht      3 3) Presentation for non-admins reduce to: Prevent non-admins from access to: Outline report Today’s logs Complete report All Logs Statistics
  9. 9. User Profile    4  5  6 7  7) Don’t show “Login as” - (role management) 4) Don’t show courses 5) Don’t show last access 6) Don’t show roles
  10. 10. Statistics 8     8) Prevent non-admins from access to Links and access to logdata
  11. 11. Participants 9 10 9) Don’t show inactive users. 10) Don’t show last access for non- admins
  12. 12. Exclude logs from backup 11 11) Exclude logs form backup for non-admins No access to backups at all
  13. 13. 12) Make Online Users customizable by Block Online Users users - additional option in user profile ( a la email): Option im Profil ähnlich wie Email einfügen (Sichtbar Moodle-weit, für Kursteilnehmer, gar nciht) - additional checkbox at login: show online status 12 NOTE: If own status hidden, then status of other users should be hidden too!!  Administration/Modules/Block/Online Users
  14. 14. Block Recent Activities 13) Option for configuration: of online status is hidden, don’t show the user here!  13  
  15. 15. Display Students in Course Lists Configuration option: Show me in the course list to other users
  16. 16. Other Issues? International Projects (different policies)
  17. 17. How do we proceed? • Up to U!
  18. 18. My proposition • Sort things: What can be done with role definitions, what not? • What options do we need at site level? • What options do we need at user level? • What options do we need at course level? • Outline for a roadmap - how to integrate in Moodle • Who ist responsible? Do we need money? • Technical roadmap & non-technical Information

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