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Dear Colleague Letter to School Officials at Institutions of Higher Education

Dear Ms. Styles, Thank you for the opportunity to provide comments on the Department’s Dear Colleague Letter to School Officials at Institutions of Higher Education on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT). CDT is a nonpartisan, nonprofit technology policy organization dedicated to protecting civil liberties and human rights, including privacy, free speech and access to information. We’ve…

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Privacy and the Digital Student

School districts across the country have embraced education technology (“EdTech”) as a means for enhancing school operations and classroom instruction. While the practice of collecting student data is not new – K-12 schools and institutions of higher education have been gathering and reporting test scores, grades, retention records, and the like for years – the means by which student…

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CDT Supports Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015

The Center for Democracy & Technology enthusiastically supports the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act, introduced by Congressman Luke Messer (R-Ind.) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-Colo.) on April 29th. EdTech is an integral component of classroom instruction across the country; the Obama Administration and numerous state school systems have prioritized connecting classrooms to the internet in recent years….

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