CA Senator Introduces Bill to Safeguard Student Privacy

CATCH AND RELEASE: It's one small step for student privacy advocates. California Senator Darrell Steinberg has proposed a state bill to prevent edtech companies from using or sharing students' personal information for "any reason other than what the school intended or for product maintenance," reports the New York Times. Companies would be required to encrypt student records and delete them when they are no longer needed (or in school). More importantly for student privacy advocates, vendors would be strictly prohibited from sharing or selling any data--including location, family finances, medical history--to third parties for commercial purposes.

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