Student Data Privacy Wavier
The Commissioner of Education has a temporary waiver that is strictly limited to the contracting requirements identified in Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-234bb. As the Commissioner explained, “effective immediately, and for the duration of the cancellation of in-school classes, districts may bypass the process of crafting individual contracts for new technology solutions that fall under the data privacy statute.” Instead of entering into individual contracts, districts may use any of the educational technology offered by companies that have signed Connecticut’s Student Data Privacy Pledge, available on the Connecticut Educational Software Hub. In signing the Pledge, providers agree that they will comply with Connecticut’s student data privacy protections. A list of the pledged products can also be found here. Please note that the following platforms can also be used because they have negotiated contract terms directly with the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology: Apple, Google, Code.org, and Khan Academy.