Tag Archive: data collection

  • Guest post: Crafting strong educational policies while protecting student data

    | February 11, 2015 | Add a comment

    By: Mary Gifford, Senior Vice President of Academic Policy and External Relations, K12 In September 2013, Oklahoma passed a bill safeguarding student data, and since then, student and family data privacy issues have received greater attention in state houses, largely because of increased data collection requirements and availability of data. … »

  • John Stephenson Testimony on Electronic Data Privacy Protection

    | March 20, 2014 | Add a comment

    On March 20, 2014 ALEC Communications and Technology Task Force Director John Stephenson was asked to testify in front of the South Carolina House Judiciary‚Äôs Constitutional Laws Subcommittee hearing on H 4791, the Electronic Data Privacy Protection Act. South Carolina is one of eight states considering cellphone digital privacy legislation. … »

  • New Hampshire Can Lead on Privacy Protection

    | February 19, 2014 | Add a comment

    This appeared in the New Hampshire Union Leader on February 13, 2014. In the wake of the NSA scandal, American citizens demand Congress take a hard look at government surveillance practices. While only the federal government has the power to halt NSA activities, the states will likely be the real … »

  • Unfunded pension liability worse than expected

    | August 20, 2012 | Add a comment

    The issue of state pension sustainability has been a cause of major concern ever since the 2008 recession took a severe toll on pension investment portfolios. State Budget Solutions, a non-partisan group that promotes sustainable budget practices, recently gave more evidence in support of state pension reform. Their study revealed … »

  • Internet

    Free Markets Hold Great Promise for Communications Issues

    | March 5, 2012 | Add a comment

    One of the most pressing issues confronting policymakers today is ensuring there is enough wireless spectrum available to meet our communications needs for the future. Wireless spectrum is the backbone of the U.S. communications industry, the invisible medium that carries through the air the digital signals that enable the sending … »