FW: The President's review of big data and privacy
The White House is doing a survey on data privacy; send your comments in now! This is what I wrote:
Student privacy has been weakened or eliminated with the re-writing of FERPA by the US Department of Education; now children's private and personal education records can be shared with a wide variety of third parties, including for-profit vendors, without parental knowledge or consent. This must stop now!
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From: The White House <info@...>
Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014 at 3:00 PM
Subject: The President's review of big data and privacy
Friday, March 21, 2014
The President's review of big data and privacy
In January, President Obama spoke about changes in the technology we use for national security purposes, and what they mean for our privacy broadly.
He launched a 90-day review of big data and privacy: how they affect the way we live, and the way we work -- and how data is being used by universities, the private sector, and the government.
As part of that review, we've already heard from leading privacy advocates and industry leaders, among others.
But this is a conversation that affects all Americans, and we want to make sure you have a chance to be a part of it. We want your input.
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