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Document Number: 11127

Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Requirements and Best Practices - Studentsí privacy protection guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education sought to help schools and districts take advantage of rapidly evolving learning technology while not jeopardizing the privacy of students who use it. Explaining relevant laws and best practices, the advice is non-binding, but comes amidst an atmosphere of growing urgency over the issue with several state and federal legislators poised to introduce legislation. A baseline standard is that student information should only be used for educational purposes, not to sell snacks or video games. (Privacy Technical Assistance Center, February 2014)...

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