The second post in the series on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid focuses on data privacy and security. Learn more about student data privacy and best practices and policies.
As an attorney who focuses on legal issues relevant to the education sector, I’m often asked about some of the key legal issues in the space—especially for emerging companies who have to be strategic about allocating their time and resources.
Last week, Common Sense Media (CSM) announced that it is undertaking an ambitious initiative to evaluate and grade the student data privacy practices of EdTech companies that provide products, apps, or services for use in K-12 classrooms.
Last week Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) declared invalid a “Safe Harbor” framework whereby personal data could be easily transferred between many European countries and the US.
Student privacy has become a focal point in the education sector. While media attention has largely focused on activities in Washington, we believe it is also critical for schools and Edtech companies to pay closer attention to privacy and security actions at the state level.
California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act is the First State Law to Comprehensively Address Student Privacy
California recently passed the first state law in the nation that comprehensively addresses student privacy.