With several states raising concerns about student privacy issues regarding InBloom cloud services, the company’s board chair Bob Wise said some states and districts are “stepping back, not necessarily from an eventual commitment, but for now,” Information Week reports. He noted the project is still “moving ahead well in Colorado, particularly Jefferson County.” Shawn Bay, the founder of eScholar, said the operators of the cloud service “stepped in it on the issue of student privacy” and that it has damaged the brand, but he suspects there will be a shift in emphasis for the company. Wise said that InBloom “may have been a bit slow in anticipating and getting involved in this discussion on student privacy,” but will “make sure it’s done in a proper way, that achieves the educational goal and makes sure the public fully supports it.”
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