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Stephen Downes

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The main message in this article seems to be complains that it's really hard to comply with new laws protecting student data. "You have a lot of school systems spending time, money and certainly lots of legal fees trying to get the various busing companies, catering companies, and app developers together and convince them to sign off on a very strict law that goes beyond what the vast majority of states require." This, of course, is one of the hidden costs of the privatization: ensuring compliance. Because we know that unless there are contractual penalties, busing companies, catering companies, and app developers would be selling student data even if it's against the law. And on the bright side, "best practices around student information are being solidified, breach notification procedures are being put into place and both parents and teachers are more aware of the data being collected."

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