Markey, Hatch Introduce Legislation to Protect Student Privacy

Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) introduced the “Protecting Student Privacy Act” last Wednesday, legislation that would help safeguard the educational records of students.  The PreK-12 educational software and digital content market currently is worth $7.9 billion, with nearly all school districts relying on cloud services for…

PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy

Press Release reprinted below: PCAST Releases Report on Big Data and Privacy http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2014/05/01/pcast-releases-report-big-data-and-privacy Posted by John P. Holdren, Susan L. Graham, and William Press on May 01, 2014 at 12:09 PM EDT Earlier this year, President Obama asked his counselor John Podesta to lead a comprehensive review of policy issues…