West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

Organization: National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE)
Author: Amelia Vance
Published: February 1, 2016

Among the 33 states with new data privacy laws on the books, West Virginia stands out as a model for ensuring that student data is protected without hampering innovative uses to help students. This NASBE State Innovation profiles the West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies and offers lessons for other states, and breaks down key elements of the state’s exemplary Student DATA Act.