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College Testing and Prep Companies Respond to Inquiries Regarding Data Policies

Yesterday, Congressmen Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Joe Barton (R-Texas), Co-Chairmen of the Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus, released letters they received from three college testing and preparatory organizations — ACT, Inc. (response), College Board (owner of the SAT) (response part 1, part 2), and the National Research Center for College and University Admissions (response) — in response to inquiries regarding … Continue Reading

Markey and Barton Introduce “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011”

Representatives Edward Markey and Joe Barton recently introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2011,” which would expand and modernize the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and also would introduce new privacy protections for all minors under 18.   COPPA currently prohibits operators of websites and online services from knowingly collecting, using, or disclosing … Continue Reading

Government Scrutiny of Locational Privacy Increases

Although concerns about locational privacy are hardly new, recent developments suggest that policymakers and government officials are taking a close look at the privacy issues raised when geolocation data is collected via smartphones. The Wall Street Journal reports that a federal grand jury in New Jersey is probing the data collection practices of smartphone applications.  According … Continue Reading
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