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 December 3, 2013  Posted by  Youth & Schools

Benjamin Herold writes:

An influential legislative-advocacy group’s promotion of a model bill meant to protect the privacy of student data sends a strong signal that the hot-button issue will be debated in statehouses around the country in lawmakers’ 2014 sessions.

The template being provided to state lawmakers by the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council , known as ALEC, would require state school boards to appoint a “chief privacy officer,” create a data-security plan, publish an inventory of all student-level data being collected by the state, make sure that contracts with some vendors include privacy and security provisions, and ensure compliance with federal privacy laws.

Read more on Education Week, but the full article is behind a paywall.

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