Please Urge State Officials to Not Weaken Student Privacy
The New York State legislature passed a strong privacy law in 2014 that banned the selling of student data and its use for commercial purposes. Now officials at the State Department of Education are trying to weaken that law, by proposing regulations that would allow student data to be sold and used for marketing purposes under certain conditions. This will only further encourage the further expansion of a marketplace of personal student information and the further weakening of their privacy. Please send this email today to state officials, telling them instead to strengthen their efforts to protect student data, rather than weaken them.
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