Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect
On January 1, 2016, “SOPIPA”—the recently passed California student data privacy law that defines how edtech companies can use student data became effective. About 25 other states have passed similar laws that are already in effect, or will become effective. At the same time, more than 200 school service providers have now signed the Student Privacy Pledge, a legally enforceable commitment which has language closely aligned with these laws.
What’s covered by the new laws and the Pledge? Read todays op-ed by Brenda and Jules op-ed at EdSurge