Congress to Hold Hearing on Student Privacy

Next week, a House committee will hold a hearing on "How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy." Last month, President Obama proposed legislation to safeguard student data. The legislation would "ensure that data collected in the educational context is used only for educational purposes" And prohibit companies from selling data for non-educational purposes and targeting advertising. Last year, EPIC proposed the Student Privacy Bill of Rights following growing concerns about misuse of student data. EPIC has urged Congress, the Education Department, and the Federal Trade Commission to strengthen student privacy.


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