Student Privacy: State Legislative Recap 2016

Organization: National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Author: Taryn Hochleitner, Sara McClafferty, and Amelia Vance
Published: May 26, 2016

Student privacy was a hot topic in state legislatures again in 2016, with over 110 bills introduced in 34 states. An additional 72 bills were carried over from the 2015 legislative session. Many of these bills are similar to past legislation, but new models are beginning to emerge. On May 26, 2016, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (EDT) Taryn Hochleitner and Sara McClafferty from the Data Quality Campaign and Amelia Vance, NASBE director of education data and technology, discussed the new student data privacy laws and national trends resulting from the 2016 state legislative sessions.