ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy

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“In consultation with the center—a think tank that advocates strict limits on federal power—the ACLU wrote model legislation that both organizations are urging legislators around the country to support. …

“The Future of Privacy Forum—a Washington-based think tank and a co-author of the Student Privacy Pledge, a commitment by ed-tech companies to safeguard data—offered a measured endorsement of the provisions in the ACLU’s model bill.

“The forum applauded the model legislation’s language on parental-release mechanisms and its calls for teacher professional development on basic data-privacy issues, but is worried that an overly strict definition of “personally identifiable information” and the risk of personallegal liability for teachers who make mistakes could undermine both the ed-tech industry and the work of classroom educators.”

 

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