“Spying on Students”: New Report Details Threats to Student Privacy

The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has published a report called Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy. The report is free of incomprehensible technical jargon, making it easy to read and understand. The EFF conducted a survey on student privacy concerns, though the report goes beyond presenting survey results. A legal analysis of industry self-regulation includes information about loopholes and shortcomings, and a brief analysis of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is also included. This is followed with information about student privacy legislation in California, Colorado, and Connecticut. Finally,