What Teachers Need to Know About the New Student Data Privacy Law

A law protecting student data privacy went into effect October 1, and Connecticut districts are required to make sure they’re in compliance. The public act that passed the Connecticut General Assembly last spring protects classroom data by restricting how student information may be collected and used by certain websites, apps, and board of education contractors…

Legislators Urged to Strengthen Student Data Privacy Protections

“Connecticut is among a small minority of states that have yet to enact legislation pertaining to the protection and use of student data, leaving our children and families inadequately protected,” Jenn Jacobsen, director of the Connecticut Alliance for Privacy in Education (CAPE), told legislators this week. Jacobsen and other CAPE members testified at a public…

Need for New Student Data Privacy Laws Subject of CEA Forum

“Connecticut is at a critical juncture when it comes to student data privacy,” Khaliah Barnes of the Electronic Privacy Information Center told legislators, parents, teachers, and concerned citizens gathered today at a CEA Forum on data privacy. “You have an important opportunity to come up with meaningful solutions to these issues.” The absence of strong…