New Survey Shows That Parents Support Using Data in Schools—But Don't Understand Laws

PARENTAL UNITS: What do parents really know about data privacy? According to a new survey from the Future of Privacy Forum, about three quarters of them (78% to be exact) understand "very well" or "somewhat" how their children's schools and districts collect and implement student data. But where parents report to be lacking is in awareness of state and federal privacy laws--the survey shows that more than half of parents (54%) report they know nothing about existing laws that regulate the use of student data.

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