LISTEN: U.S. Agencies Grapple With Student Data Privacy Guidance for Schools

 

The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission are struggling with
how to guide schools on protecting students’ personal information while using educational
technology.

The information that is provided on devices like iPads, Laptops and other computers allow
companies to gain information about their consumers. However, access to this information
becomes a more difficult subject when that information is being taken from students using these devices for educational purposes.

Thomas B. Pahl, the acting director of the FTC’s bureau of consumer protection said ”Both
the FTC and the Department of Education think further discussion, and perhaps additional
guidance, is warranted.” The discussion should “provide a roadmap for potential next steps
the agencies can take.”

There is no word on when either organization will have further guidance to provide educators and their students on the safety of their personal information when using these devices.

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