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Uniform privacy policy could help safeguard student data, promote ed tech expansion

While federal privacy laws including the Family Educational Rights and Protection Act (FERPA), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Children’s Internet Protection Act intend to safeguard student data, ed tech evolves so quickly that the laws soon become obsolete. In fact, a new report issued by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Network for Public Education looks at the quality of student-data privacy laws passed over the past five years. Colorado was the only state to earn a B grade.

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