On January 1, 2016, “ SOPIPA”—the recently passed California student data privacy law that defines how edtech companies can use student data became effective. About 25 other states have passed similar laws that are already in effect, or will become effective. At the same time, more than 200 school service providers have now signed the Student Privacy Pledge, a legally enforceable commitment which has language closely aligned with these laws.
With the beginning of a new year and the expectation of another busy legislative cycle for privacy laws at both state and federal levels, it’s a good time for parents, school administrators and school service providers to take inventory on which companies and services are covered by these standards and understand what they actually require. Access the full article from EdSurge.