November 1, 2017
Contact: Rachael Stickland, firstname.lastname@example.org, 303-204-1272
The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy opposes the College Transparency Act and overturning the federal ban on a student unit record system
The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy urges sponsors and supporters of the H.R. 2434 – College Transparency Act (CTA) to reconsider their support for this bill which would require the non-consensual collection by the federal government of the personally identifiable information of every student attending a post-secondary institution. Our members, made up of parents and privacy advocates from throughout the country, believe strongly that the 2008 Higher Education Act’s ban on the creation of a federal unit-record system should not be overturned by the CTA, and that any attempt to authorize a national student database would create an unacceptable and unaccountable surveillance system that would place our citizens at risk.
In recent months it has become clear that data held…
View original post 315 more words