U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.
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July 30, 2014
July 25, 2014
New guidance from the U.S. Education Department focuses on transparency, but some advocates want new policies and more accountability.
July 23, 2014
A new coalition of parents and activists is pressing Congress to better protect students' sensitive educational information.
July 07, 2014
The Consortium for School Networking released new recommendations to help district leaders protect student data privacy.
June 25, 2014
Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.
May 29, 2014
Nevada's state longitudinal data system does not contain readable records for individual children, state officials said, raising new questions in the educational-data debate.
May 23, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission wants to protect 20 million private student records that are considered "assets" in ConnectEDU's proposed bankruptcy sale.
May 19, 2014
As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.
May 14, 2014
U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch released a "discussion draft" of a bill that would overhaul the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA.
May 14, 2014
As schools use more educational software in the classroom, vendors are offering technology that attempts to streamline the student log-in process and eliminate wasted instructional time.