After 41 years, FERPA is widely viewed as inadequate for addressing privacy challenges presented by the flood of digital devices, software, and apps into U.S. schools over the past decade.
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July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
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.
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.
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.
April 07, 2015
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.
March 10, 2015
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
January 21, 2015
The education technology community must continue waiting for details on the new federal Student Digital Privacy Act proposed by President Obama earlier this month.
November 21, 2014
States must shift from a compliance-driven approach to a "customer service" based system when sharing student education data with parents, students and educators.
November 20, 2014
States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.
October 07, 2014
Companies now have a voluntary pledge for privacy practices they can sign as K-12 service providers, but some privacy advocates say it doesn't go far enough.