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May 29, 2014

Nevada Dad Told It Will Cost $10K to See School Data State Collects on His Children

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

Proposed Sale of Student Data Prompts FTC Intervention

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

Major School Research and Assessment Provider Suffers Data Breach

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

Draft Overhaul of Federal Student Privacy Law Released by U.S. Senators Markey, Hatch

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

Vendors Tout Single Sign-On Technology to Schools Awash in Software

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.

April 30, 2014

Google Halts Scanning of Student Gmail Accounts

In an announcement that drew widespread attention on Wednesday, Google said it will no longer scan students' Gmail accounts as part of Google Apps for Education.

April 21, 2014

inBloom to Shut Down Amid Growing Data-Privacy Concerns

Controversial student-data-management company inBloom announced it will "wind down" its operations after losing its last large partner, New York state.

April 15, 2014

Arne Duncan Responds to Criticism Over Student Data Privacy

Privacy advocates point to the weakening of FERPA as evidence that the U.S. Department of Education is not doing enough to safeguard student data.

April 04, 2014

Google Amends Its Terms on Scanning User Data for Ads

With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.

April 03, 2014

In New York, Another Setback for inBloom

New York state reversed its plans to partner with inBloom for data storage and other technology services, dealing another setback to the Atlanta nonprofit.

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