There is great potential for the appropriate use of student data to bring positive outcomes for our children and students. However, the use of student data also brings with it immense responsibility and great risk to the safety and civil liberties of children and their families.
The issue of student data privacy is one of national concern. In schools, on college campuses and elsewhere information that is collected on students and accessed by outside parties has grown substantially in recent years without the proper safeguards or penalties for misuse. It is time for Connecticut to pass a comprehensive student data privacy bill.