From: LeNell Heywood
Subject: No on HB 96
Date: Fri Feb 07 04:58:16 MST 2014
This bill allows data to be tracked. School district cloud service agreements generally do not provide for data security and even allow vendors to retain student information in perpetuity with alarming frequency.
Students data will be tracked
(4) "Eligible LEA" means an LEA that has a data system capacity to collect
longitudinal academic outcome data, including special education use by student, by identifying
each student with a statewide unique student identifier.
• 95% of districts rely on cloud services
• Districts surrender control of student information when using cloud services: fewer than 25% of the agreements specify the purpose for disclosures of student information, fewer than 7% of the contracts restrict the sale or marketing of student information by vendors, and many agreements allow vendors to change the terms without notice.
• An overwhelming majority of cloud service contracts do not address parental notice, consent, or access to student information. Some services even require parents to activate accounts and consent to privacy policies that may contradict those in the district’s agreement with the vendor. FERPA, PPRA and COPPA, however, contain requirements related to parental notice, consent, and access to student information.
• School district cloud service agreements generally do not provide for data security and even allow vendors to retain student information in perpetuity with alarming frequency. Yet, basic norms of information privacy require data security.
Please vote no HB 96