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June 18, 2015

Teachers File Broad Set of Complaints Against Calif. Virtual Provider

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 Cost Education Companies $300 Per Record, Study Finds

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

FERPA Targeted (Again) in Two U.S. Senate Bills

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 Evaluating Privacy Policies of Ed-Tech Products

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

Parents' Guide to Student Data-Privacy Policy Released by Advocacy Group

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 Launches $20M Education Advocacy Effort

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.

April 29, 2015

Messer-Polis Data-Privacy Bill Endorsed by Educator Groups; Industry Wary

Changes to the new Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act have won over some educator groups, but raised concerns from the ed-tech industry.

April 28, 2015

New Federal Student-Data-Privacy Bill Targets Loopholes

A revamped federal student-data-privacy bill would cover more student information, allow fewer uses of that data, and impose new requirements on ed-tech vendors.

April 09, 2015

Student-Data-Privacy Protections Fall Short, Researchers Contend

Lawmakers and policymakers should expand the scope of student data that is protected and require more of ed-tech vendors, argues a new report from NEPC.

April 07, 2015

Major FERPA Overhaul Under Consideration in U.S. House

A draft overhaul of FERPA would ban the use of students' educational records for marketing, allow companies to be fined, and expand parental opt-out rights.

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