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February 27, 2015

Feds Offer Advice on 'Terms of Service' to Require of Ed-Tech Vendors

Federal officials have published model "terms of service" to help guide districts on what privacy policies to demand from vendors.

February 27, 2015

Model 'Terms of Service' for Data Privacy Unveiled by Ed. Department

Federal officials have issued guidance to help districts review the merits of the "terms of service" on privacy issues offered by educational technology vendors.

February 17, 2015

Organizer of Data-Privacy 'Bootcamp' Calls on Industry to Meet New Demands

Jules Polonetsky, executive director of the Future of Privacy Forum, spoke to Education Week about the challenges industry faces in complying with state and district data-privacy laws.

February 12, 2015

FERPA Update Sought as Part of Federal Student-Data-Privacy Protection Efforts

Modernization of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 was the focus of a U.S. House hearing Wednesday.

February 05, 2015

Federal Student-Data-Privacy Legislation to Be Introduced in U.S. House

Jared Polis, a Democrat, and Luke Messer, a Republican, are working with the White House to introduce student-data-privacy legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives.

January 29, 2015

Draft Federal Data-Privacy Bill Targets Some Ed-Tech Practices, Silent on Others

A draft measure being circulated on Capitol Hill would bar ed-tech vendors from directing targeted advertisements to students, though it does not cover some controversial practices.

January 29, 2015

Draft of Obama Administration's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 29, 2015

Draft of President Obama's Student-Data-Privacy Bill Raises Questions

A draft of the Obama administration's "Student Digital Privacy and Innovation Act" would prohibit companies from targeting advertising to students and selling data about them, but appears to leave other issues unaddressed.

January 22, 2015

With Data-Privacy Pledge, Ed-Tech Providers Also Face Legal Obligation

Companies signing a student-data privacy pledge could be subject to federal or state enforcement actions if they don't live up to their word.

January 21, 2015

Student-Data Privacy, Net Neutrality Make Cameos in State of the Union Address

The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.

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