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Opinion: With FERPA Changes, Student Privacy in Peril

STUDENT PRIVACY—U.S.

December 20, 2011

Recently, the Department of Education (DE) released new regulations for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act that "expand the sharing of student personal data" to "authorized representatives," writes George Washington University Law School Prof. Daniel Solove for the Huffington Post. Solove says this "comes at a great cost to privacy." Pointing to a lack of "responsible privacy protections" and the recent breach on the department's direct loan website, he says DE's increased information collection and dissemination is irresponsible "when the ED and the other entities that collect and maintain the data are ill-equipped to safeguard privacy and provide appropriate data security." Editor's note: Dan Solove is the co-author of the IAPP book Privacy Law Fundamentals.
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