ThinkstockPhotos-488600674-webIn keeping with its position as the nation’s leader on privacy issues, the state of California recently enacted significant new laws on student privacy and education data. The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) sets forth a variety of restrictions on how operators of online services offered in schools can use and disclose student information, and requires operators to implement reasonable security measures to protect student data. A separate law (A.B. 1584) sets forth privacy requirements for providers of digital storage services and educational software used in schools. A final law (A.B. 1442) establishes privacy requirements for companies that collect students’ social media information on behalf of schools. The laws were signed by Governor Jerry Brown on September 29, 2014.
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