This article describes the efforts by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Bill Cassidy (R-La.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) to begin a review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The senators wrote a letter to the FTC urging it to use its authority found under 6(b) of the FTC Act to develop an understanding of industry practices related to collecting of information from children.
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“City Council to consider ban on facial recognition, surveillance oversight, school information-sharing rules” via The Boston Globe
This article by Danny McDonald of the Boston Globe writes about city council proposals in Boston, Massachusetts. Among the privacy proposals was a measure that would define the kinds of information school officials could share with law enforcement.
“Analysis: Recovery From Coronavirus Shutdowns Hinges on Good Data. What the Federal Government Can Do to Help States and Schools” via The 74
In this article appearing in The 74, Jennifer Bell-Ellwanger, President and CEO of Data Quality Campaign, describes some of the ways in which Congress can solve difficult educational challenges resulting from COVID-19. She notes that the effective use of student data at the local and state levels can give leaders the information needed to make informed decisions with the goal of improving educational outcomes.
“One UVM Student’s Crusade To Have Sexual Assault Violations Put On College Transcripts” via Vermont Public Radio
A student is advocating for the Explain the Asterisk campaign, which would require colleges to document when a student has been kicked out for sexual or domestic violence or stalking, as opposed to plagiarism or cheating. Currently most schools just note that the student was dismissed for a rules infraction, citing FERPA.
“Department of Education Proposes Sweeping Changes to Title IX Regulations” via JDSUPRA
Student privacy rights and the right to face your accuser seem to be destined to collide as a result of the new Title IX Guidance from Betsy Devos. New rules are in the comment period currently. This article is a great starting point.