As privacy and cybersecurity discussions continue to circulate in Capitol Hill, the Obama administration is pushing for new legislation to protect the online privacy of students.
A new bill is being prepared for introduction to the U.S. House of Representatives at the end of the month, according to Education Week who obtained a draft.
Members of Congress heavily involved in the creation of the bill – dubbed the Student Data Privacy Act – are Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.), who both work on the Education and the Workforce Committee.
The latest push for the legislation may be tied to a report released by the president's economic advisors related to protecting users from privacy breaches, according to the Los Angeles Times. A good portion of the report detailed how personal data is collected online and later used for targeted marketing purposes.