DQC Reveals Dominance of Education Data on Many New Passed Laws  

The continuing development of the Internet truly exposed millions of web users across the world today. Besides the great advantages that the Internet offers, there are serious problems about people, businesses, organizations and websites that experience privacy concerns involving hackers or scammers online.

Perhaps one of the main reasons why many people are experiencing unwanted issues is that they reveal too much of their personal information or not using them appropriately. Unfortunately, some of the victims of privacy invasion are young people out there.

This is the reason why like in the United States, there is a law that protects the privacy of students and school institutions when they access the Internet.

In the recent news information online, the Data Quality Campaign (DQC) revealed that the in almost 183 state bills, 93 of them tackled about data privacy during the legislative session this 2017. As detailed from thejournal.com, almost 49 congressional representatives in different states had presented 503 bills wherein 41 of these states passed almost 94 new laws involving data privacy as well as security since 2013.

According to DQC whom they recognized as a non-profit organization that functions as a monitoring agency on how school institutions, districts and states are using information in terms of improving education, this kind of trend is unusual.

The DQC conducts an annual monitoring and issuing its own state legislation report about student privacy and education data. Based on the information shared by this non-profit organization, it published what they call “roadmap” in providing the exact assistance to state education agencies on how they will improve the results of education through coordinating with research experts on this field.

As explained on the website dataqualitycampaign.org, the information they shared about their latest submitted report came out based on the four policy priorities to make data work for students, which mainly addresses the 2017 data education.

Here is the list of the 4 Policy Priorities as detailed by DQC:

  1. Measure what matters
  2. Make data use possible
  3. Be transparent & earn trust
  4. Guarantee access & protect privacy

According to the monitoring organization, these policies aims to determine on whether the new passed laws can support an “effective data use and protection” or will restrain it.

From the 31 new passed laws out of the 95 bills introduced by almost 36 states in America, these laws have connection to the gathering, linking as well as authority of education information. From those bills for right information collection, the law passed by the State of Maryland intended to revise on how the Department of Education gets the reported data “about seclusion and restraint practices,” as detailed through thejournal.com.

Details regarding race, gender and must be part of the submitted report.

About the exact governance or control, a new law that create “Educational and Attainment Research Navigation System” passed by the State of Maine. Based on the explanation about this system, it will be responsible in keeping and reporting education information and results of the workforce.

There will be an executive council in determining any lapse on the new system.

In addition, there are new 21 passed laws in about 26 states for the make data use possible, 20 passed laws in 59 presented bills for the transparent and earning trust and 30 passed new laws from 107 presented bills of 38 states for the guarantee access and protecting privacy.

DQC likewise said that the States made use of the legislation to create significant development to achieving the goal of making the data working for the students. It is very important to work together in assuring the best help for the students, teachers and school institutions when it comes to using the data they need.