This may seem a bit remote for a privacy-oriented blog, but I’ve pointed out concerns before about colleges that contract with banks or others and reveal student info to them. Erica Perez has an article on California Watch that begins:
Nearly half of the state’s community colleges and a handful of other higher education institutions now disburse student financial aid on debit cards through contracts with Higher One, a financial firm that has garnered increasing scrutiny for charging multiple fees, aggressive marketing tactics and privacy concerns.
Read more on California Watch. With all the laws Congress enacts “for the children,” this is one issue they probably should address.