In an op-ed for EdSurge, PlayWell Founder Linnette Attai writes that industry and education institutions have realized there is much to be done on student data privacy legislation and that 2019 may be the year for renewed activity. Attai notes that as anticipation grows for federal privacy legislation, lawmakers are increasingly focused on protecting the privacy of people under 16. She also points to the fact that there is a growing awareness of responsible data collection. Finally, Attai highlights that both the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education have worked to send the message that “enforcement is needed for laws to be effective.” Given those considerations, she adds, “Edtech companies and education institutions would be wise to prioritize their foundational privacy and security responsibilities.”
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