Policymaker’s Guide to Student Data Privacy

The Future of Privacy Forum has released this guide as a resource for federal, state and local policymakers interested in developing thoughtful student data privacy legislation. The guide is a starting point to help policymakers craft or update laws addressing student privacy. It covers federal laws, as well as the broad approaches that states have taken, including the policies that have caused unintended consequences. Additionally, the guide includes student privacy topics that policymakers commonly address, such as school safety, third-party data use, transparency and parental rights.