JD Supra published a summary of recent privacy bills passed in California, “rang[ing] in scope from invasion of privacy and distribution of sexually explicit materials to student privacy and Internet privacy for minors.” For more information on California privacy legislation, click here.
eSchool News published a piece outlining a New Hampshire legislator’s plan “to bar colleges and public schools from requiring students to provide access to personal social media accounts.”
The law firm DLA Piper published a resource titled “New student data privacy laws: top points for school contractors and K-12 education sites, apps and online services.” The report summarizes the potential implications of newly enacted student privacy legislation throughout the U.S. for ed tech companies and schools.
Natasha Singer of The New York Times wrote a piece about investors’ attraction to the ed tech sector, despite the fact that the industry “is chock-full of fledgling companies whose innovative ideas have not yet proved effective — or profitable.”
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.