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 June 13, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, Youth & Schools

Amelia Vance of the Future of Privacy Forum has an excellent commentary in the Orlando Sentinel that begins:

After the horrific school shooting in Parkland last year, state legislators passed a law that included a little-noticed provision creating a new government database. Education Week recently reported that the database will include a vast range of sensitive, personal information about Florida students. The state plans to merge information from social media with records of students who have been bullied or harassed based on their religion, race, disability, or gender, plus data about students in foster care. In deciding which data to include, Florida did not take an evidence-based approach; instead, the state merely asked agencies and a few districts if they had any data that might indicate that someone was a threat.

Read her whole commentary in the Orlando Sentinel.

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