The Emergence of Data Privacy Conversations and State Responses

Organization: IHEP & Data Quality Campaign
Author: Rachel Anderson
Published: May 18, 2019

State longitudinal data systems can be a powerful tool to support student success and spur equity-minded improvement throughout state education systems, but state policymakers must ensure that students’ information is safe and secure.

In a case study looking at Louisiana’s efforts to secure student data, this profile illuminates some of the unintended consequences of well-intentioned privacy policies that fail to appropriately account for the complexity of state longitudinal data systems.