According to Paige Kowalski, Vice President of Policy and Advocacy at the Data Quality Campaign, “11 education organizations including AASA, AFT, National PTA, and ISTE signed a letter of support for the bill,” and “[e]ducation organizations including the Data Quality Campaign have put out statements on the bill, but Microsoft has been the only company so far to publicly come out in favor of it.” Education Week also published an article arguing that while “[a] host of educator groups have already endorsed the bill,” “no broad industry-related groups were among the initial list of endorsers for the bill.” According to The Hill, “[t]he White House [last week] threw its weight behind [the bill]. Also according to The Hill, “Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is expected to introduce a companion bill in the [Senate] soon.”
The Heartland Institute’s Heartlander Magazine published a piece arguing that “Student Privacy Laws Need Strengthening.”
NewsWorks published an article on Delaware’s newly introduced law “that would limit what private companies and contractors can do with student data and set up a governance structure for the state's management of student information.”
This update was compiled by Hannah Offer. Hannah is a senior at the Crossroads School for Arts & Sciences and a research assistant for the Student Privacy Initiative.