Data Privacy Laws Follow Lead of Oklahoma and California

Organization: National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Author: Amelia Vance
Published: May 2, 2016

Since 2013, one or both of the student data privacy laws passed in Oklahoma and California have shaped bills that were introduced in 35 state legislatures and became law in 14 states. The Oklahoma law, passed in 2013, focuses on actions of staff at the school, district, and state levels. The California law, passed in 2014, regulates nongovernmental actors, such as education technology companies, which gain access to student data in the course of their work with schools.