A significant aspect of Learning Analytics is the collection of information based on the activities of users in a learning environment (in the case of LISA students). In this manner, the information gained from learning data is used by Learning Analytics to measure and improve the quality of the learning experience and environment. Despite this, however, many policy and ethical issues regarding the protection of personal data have been raised when designing the LISA system.
The guidelines for data collection and processing within the European Union are set out in the GDPR, which came in to effect on May 25, 2018, in all member states of the European Union. Data privacy has been regarded in every component of the LISA system namely the Smart-Monitor, including the wearable sensor device, the LISA backend, and the learning applications that use LISA services.