• New Law Expands Protection of Student Data Privacy
  • August 15, 2017 | Authors: Shelby M. Exposito; Jennifer N. MacLennan; Robert D. Haws; Susan Plimpton Segal; Carrie L. O'Brien
  • Law Firm: Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C. - Phoenix Office
  • Effective August 9, Arizona has a new law requiring public schools to adopt policies that allow parents to opt their student out of the use of technology at school.
    • In addition, education technology companies operating in Arizona, including internet sites, software as a service (SAAS) or mobile applications, may not use student data for non-education purposes, including targeted advertising, except in furtherance of school purposes.
    • The new law also expands the types of information that is protected beyond the requirements of federal laws such as the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) in the application of limitations on data generated by education technology companies.
    • Senate Bill 1314, as enacted, which created the new law is available here and the Arizona State Senate summary of the bill is available here.