The Student Privacy Protection Act would update FERPA to ban the use of student information for targeted advertising and allow for fines of up to $1.5 million on educational agencies.
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July 22, 2015
July 17, 2015
Microsoft is ending support for its Server 2003 operating system, which could pose security and other risks to districts that haven't upgraded.
July 16, 2015
The bipartisan SAFE KIDS Act seeks to protect student data privacy by placing new prohibitions on companies and granting enforcement authority to the Federal Trade Commission.
July 08, 2015
A group that advocates for responsible use of data is circulating an infographic meant to define student data and explain how it is used.
June 18, 2015
The California Virtual Academies are the subject of a series of complaints focused on their data-privacy protections, academic quality, attendance and truancy policies, and a host of other issues.
June 02, 2015
Data breaches are particularly costly in the education sector, according to a new study of 350 businesses in 11 countries conducted by the Ponemon Institute.
May 15, 2015
A modest update and a radical makeover for the country's most significant current federal data-privacy law were proposed in the U.S. Senate this week.
May 08, 2015
Common Sense Media is working with over 20 districts to establish a rating system for the privacy policies and security of ed-tech products.
May 01, 2015
Future of Privacy Forum released a new guide to help parents better understand current student-data-privacy laws and their rights when it comes to their child's education information.
April 29, 2015
Common Sense Media announced the launch of a $20 million national education-advocacy effort that the organization's CEO says is meant to make it an "AARP for kids" in terms of its reach.