James Steyer of Common Sense Media has an OpEd in the Baltimore Sun. It begins:
Among the bills awaiting action from Gov. Larry Hogan‘s desk is House Bill 298, a proposal that does more harm than good when it comes to keeping kids’ private and personal information out of the hands of technology companies. Governor Hogan should veto the bill.
We applauded Del. Anne Kaiser’s efforts to introduce and pass meaningful student privacy legislation that would protect Maryland students. In fact, the original version of the bill that was introduced by Del. Kaiser in February would have established a number of these protections. Sadly, the measure was hijacked in the state Senate by industry lobbyists, who managed to completely undermine the bill through a series of last-minute amendments, leaving a measure riddled with loopholes that puts the interests of tech vendors above those of Maryland’s schoolchildren.
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