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Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy
Obama administration pushes for legislation on student data privacy

The White House began pushing Thursday for legislation to protect the online privacy of students, allowing them to do schoolwork while keeping the door closed to marketing and sales, according to senior officials. “We should be able to encourage those innovations,” senior Obama advisor John Podesta said, “while still protecting kids’ privacy in school.” Aides believe the initiative is an area where President Obama can find bipartisan cooperation, and the administration is working on the measure with lawmakers in both parties. “That’s something we can work on together,” Podesta said. The new push for the Student Digital Privacy Act...

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