O. Kay Henderson reports:
Congressman Dave Loebsack says as more schools and parents use on-line resources to educate kids, it may be time to expand a federal law governing the privacy of student records.
“In those direct interactions between students and software companies, data are being collected to build user profiles, individualized learning experience and track progress,” Loebsack says. “But it is not always clear what protections exist to guarantee the privacy of those data and ensure companies are not using them to target advertisements at children, for example.”
Rep. Loesback is on the House committee considering updating FERPA.
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