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Privacy Ratings Underway for Ed-Tech Products

By Michele Molnar — May 12, 2015 1 min read

More than 20 districts are working with Common Sense Media to establish a system that will rate the privacy policies on ed-tech products used by schools.

In the second half of this year, up to 1,000 products will be rated. The results are to be released in 2016.

The outcome is likely to be a simple, color-coded key so that schools can readily understand companies’ compliance with privacy standards.

Large districts such as New York City, Chicago, Houston, and Fairfax County, Va., are among those that have been working for the past year to develop the rating system with the nonprofit group.

A version of this article appeared in the May 13, 2015 edition of Education Week as Privacy Ratings Underway for Ed-Tech Products

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