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Student Privacy Advocates to Congress: DO NOT PASS the Phony "Safe Kids Act"

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Leading advocates for student privacy warn that the Senate Commerce Committee is close to approving legislation that will NOT protect student privacy. 'We cannot support this legislation given the huge push from the ed tech industry to exploit our children’s personal information and to treat them as consumers.' “The bill, has far too many loopholes to give children the protection from commercial exploitation; It allows unlimited targeted ads to students through the use of apps assigned by schools,-- these ads are based on personal information gained through an individual online session. 

'Parents are increasingly concerned about the accelerated adoption of so-called educational apps in schools; we strongly believe their use must be approached with caution and regulated with a firm hand, to ensure that they do not violate children’s privacy or undermine the learning experience.'

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