Staff attorney Jessie Rossman, and Kade Crockford, director of our Technology for Liberty Program, recently spoke to the Boston Herald about some of the issues surrounding student privacy.

“One of the things we’re really pushing for is for schools to adopt a policy that, at the very least, there needs to be reasonable suspicion before there’s a search of Web history or a device,” said Jessie Rossman, a staff attorney for the Massachusetts ACLU. ...

The ACLU also is warning of the danger of sharing of student records with third-party corporations, especially given the threat of cyber hacking.

“Schools need to be very transparent about what information they’re collecting and sharing with third parties, and which disclosures parents can opt out of,” Crockford said.

Read ACLU's report: Back to the Drawing Board: Student Privacy in Massachusetts K-12 Schools.