Congress Calls on Education Department to Protect Student Privacy

Congress has enacted the "Every Child Achieves Act of 2015," a law that provides technology funding for schools but requires extensive student data collection. In recognizing the substantial student privacy risks the law poses, Congress stated that the Education Department "should review all regulations addressing issues of student privacy, including those under this Act, and ensure that students' personally identifiable information is protected." The Act also requires ongoing compliance with L2 and other applicable state privacy law. EPIC previously sued the Education Department for weakening federal student privacy protections. EPIC supports establishment of a Student Privacy Bill of Rights.

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