Erin Kayata reports on what some parents in New Canaan accomplished after they started looking into where their children’s data goes.
Together the women, along with other mothers from Fairfield County, began advocating for student data privacy. Now on October 1 of this year, two years after they began championing for this, Public Act 16-189 will go into effect, helping to protect student data.
Connecticut’s Public Act 16-189 is made up of several parts to protect different aspects of student data. It includes restrictions on how student information may be used by contractors, clarification on data ownership and says that school boards must notify parents of any new contracts where student data may be collected. The act says that student data is not owned by the contractors and data security and privacy provisions must be included in all contracts.
Read more on New Canaan News.
Kudos to the parents for their advocacy. And as you get your child ready to go back to school, ask yourself what you know about where your child’s data goes. And then get busy….