ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy



“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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