More than 20 school districts have teamed up with Common Sense Media to establish a rating system for the privacy policies of educational-technology products, Education Week reports. The “Common Sense Privacy Ratings Initiative” will be announced at a conference in June and operationalized later this year. It will likely use a color-coded key so schools can easily understand companies’ compliance with privacy standards. “There's a lot of pressure on districts, from parents and legislators,” to ensure ed-tech tools comply with applicable laws, explained Omar Khan, the nonprofit’s chief product and technology officer, noting the privacy rating system is still being developed. Editor’s Note: Eduard Goodman, CIPP/C, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, recently wrote on the risks associated with educational software in this exclusive for The Privacy Advisor.
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