“U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) today sent letters to numerous education technology (EdTech) companies inquiring about data collection practices on American students.

The Senators raised concerns that the learning tools used by these companies could pose a serious risk to students, parents, and educational institutions as a result of the potential for massive amounts of personal information to be stolen, collected, or sold without their permission or knowledge. Durbin, Markey, and Blumenthal also sent letters to numerous data brokers expressing similar concerns.”

“We urge you to make a clear statement to students that you are committed to transparent and fair data collection practices. We encourage you to adopt a comprehensive data privacy policy that ensures your company is directly obtaining informed consent from parents and students, and allows parents and students to fully delete any data retained by your company”

Details from the office of Sen. Richard Durbin.