CBS News reports:
As summer vacation winds down, new legislation is raising concern over digital privacy at school. Nationwide, only four states prohibit kids’ personal information from being shared by schools with third party vendors, like marketers.
Common Sense Media founder and CEO Jim Steyer said until a couple of years ago, many schools weren’t even aware this was happening.
“Because there were no laws about it — school districts aren’t that knowledgeable about it — they were selling it to marketers, etc. so we started passing laws at Common Sense around the country, starting in California, to restrict the use of that data to only educational purposes,” Steyer said Monday on “CBS This Morning.”
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