- The Department of Education has released guidelines on how vendors that work with schools should store student data.
- Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says schools should examine whether contracts with vendors spell out the ownership of data and appropriately limit its use.
- The guidelines also recommend being transparent with students and parents in terms of what is collected and how it is used.
Student data privacy is a growing issue as more companies and schools collect vast amounts of information. One personalized-learning company, InBloom, has seen states back away from its services after parents expressed concerns over privacy.