Aug 272015

David McCabe reports:

A major tech trade group expressed concerns Thursday with a House student privacy bill that it said would “create undue costs for our member companies” without sufficient benefit to any involved party.

The legislation in question is an update of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, the main federal law that protects student privacy. The House version of the Student Privacy Protections Act includes provisions that require parties under the law, such as companies that provide technological tools to schools, to notify parents of data breaches.

But The Internet Association said in a Thursday letter to leaders of the House Education and Workforce Committee and the bill’s sponsors that the requirements were too broad.

Read more on The Hill.

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