New Bi-Partisan Senate Legislation to Protect Students' Data Privacy

Statement from Common Sense Founder and CEO James P. Steyer

Common Sense Media
Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jim Steyer, Common Sense Founder and CEO released the following statement in response to the introduction of new federal legislation to protect student data:

"This bi-partisan Senate bill sends a strong signal about the importance of protecting students' data privacy in an increasingly digital world. We applaud Senators Daines and Blumenthal for introducing their bill and look forward to working with them to enact the strongest possible protections for kids. Students, families, and educators deserve a trusted online environment, so they can use innovative new digital learning tools with confidence, and without fear that their personal information will be exploited or fall into the wrong hands."

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