David Raths reports:
To help school administrators, families, technology companies and state legislators sort through the patchwork quilt of state legislation on student privacy, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), an advocacy group, has developed a state-by-state survey of student privacy laws in partnership with the law firm BakerHostetler.
THE Journal recently spoke with Michelle De Mooy, the acting director of CDT’s Privacy & Data Project, about the survey’s findings. In its review on student privacy legislation in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, CDT found that California is the model in terms of comprehensiveness, with clear requirements about data retention limits and data security programs. “California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act is definitely a model for updated student privacy protection, we think,” said De Mooy.
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Related: State Student Privacy Law Compendium