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Report: More states are taking steps to protect student privacy

E-School News – Staff Writer

“A new analysis from the Data Quality Campaign shows more and more states are taking steps to ensure student privacy through legislation. During the past three years, every state but Vermont has introduced at least one bill and 36 states now have at least one new student privacy law. In 2016, 14 states passed 16 laws. Most of the states that passed new student data privacy laws in 2016 had already passed a student data privacy law, a sign that states continue to refine laws to ensure they protect student information while allowing educators to use data in service of student learning. While states signed fewer new bills into law this year than in 2015 or in 2014, the analysis, which is available online, shows that states are considering more diverse issues and thinking more broadly about data and privacy in schools than in recent years.”(more)

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