(From EdSurge) The strictest student data privacy law in the country is now in effect in Louisiana, where educators must balance offering technology services to students and families and adhering to the law. Anyone in the state who collects or shares students’ personally identifiable information can be punished by up to six months in prison or $10,000 in fines.
Teachers are trained on data governance and privacy laws and must follow a policy for online activities. Schools also take simple measures to protect their students’ data, such as establishing data-sharing agreements with vendors, getting parental consent to use their students’ data in technology or finding ways to de-identify students’ information. One positive outcome of the law is an increased awareness of student data privacy among schools.
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