U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Edward Markey, D-Mass., and Richard Durbin, D-Ill., have asked more than 50 companies about the student information they have gathered and how it is used, The Washington Post reports. The three senators signed two different letters, one that went to education technology companies and another that was sent to data analytics firms. “Education technologies (EdTech) can be important learning tools that allow teachers to follow student progress and facilitate collaboration,” the letter to edtech companies reads. “However, this technology may put students, parents and educational institutions at risk of having massive amounts of personal information stolen, collected, or sold without their permission.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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