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Student privacy has never faced greater challenges. CDT has developed a state-by-state compendium of privacy laws relating to the collection, use, and sharing of student data. It lists key student data privacy laws for all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Thirty-three civil society groups released a letter today calling on the Director of National Intelligence to honor his pledge to transparency and disclose more information about reports that Yahoo!, acting under an order from the FISA Court, scanned the email of hundreds of millions of its users to find a “signature” associated with a foreign terrorist organization. The groups said that the reported scanning may be unlawful and unconstitutional. They also said that the USA FREEDOM Act requires the government to declassify and release the FISA Court opinion and order that compelled Yahoo! to conduct the scan.