MyEasternShoreMD wrote a piece on how a new bill in the Maryland state legislature “would block websites, apps and other electronic services designed for school purposes from selling student information for profit, including names, grades and test scores, socioeconomic information, search activity, photos and other student identifiers,” and “prohibit targeted advertising and profiling of individual students by these services.”
Oregon’s The Bulletin published an editorial on student privacy and Senate Bill 187 (currently pending before the state legislature), which “would prevent [‘operators of websites as well as mobile and other applications and services’] from creating complete — or incomplete — student profiles for sale or other, non-educational use.” Common Sense Media CEO Jim Steyer also wrote about Senate Bill 187, emphasizing that the bill is “carefully drafted to help foster innovation and research.”
Beth Greenfield for Yahoo Parenting wrote an article about data collection in schools.
Cameron F. Kerry (General Counsel of the Department of Commerce) wrote a piece for TechTank (a Brookings blog) about how privacy and cybersecurity issues have “take[n] center stage in recent months.”
NPR’s Marketplace looked at how educational technologies are being employed in juvenile detention facilities.