The Future of Privacy Forum and 32 organizations have sent a letter to Florida Gov. Rick DeSantis calling for a "halt" to the state's proposed school safety database, according to a press release. The letter comes a month after FPF published guidance on school safety and student privacy and was prompted by a recent Education Week report on Florida's progress on the database, which would "track students who might be considered threats." The organizations wrote that the database "represents a significant safety risk" due to the collection of "highly sensitive information without a clear, evidence-based rationale for inclusion." Meanwhile, MediaPost reports lawyers for the Center for Digital Democracy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood penned a letter to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission asking it "insist Google remove all children's content from YouTube in order to settle allegations that the company violated privacy laws."
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