YEAR OF DATA: How have policymakers protecting students' privacy? By doing what they do best: passing over 20 new laws and introducing 110 bills. Here’s a summary (PDF) of all of them from the Data Quality Campaign (DQC). In an accompanying paper, DQC breaks down the proposed legislations according to different themes and explains finer details like the difference between a prohibitive approach (limiting data use) and a governance approach (implementing restrictions). The DQC also offers questions frequently asked by legislators and recommends next steps, including better defining categories of data and encouraging parent involvement. More from the DQC here.