March 14, 2022
If you’d like to send your own letter to your members of Congress, urging them to oppose this privacy-invasive data collection by the federal government, please do so now by clicking here.
With little public notice and no hearings, the US House of Representatives passed the College Transparency Act on Feb. 4, embedded in a much larger bill called the America Competes Act. The bill will now go to conference with the Senate. You can read the bill here, starting on p. 30. The CTA would authorize the federal government to collect the personal information of every student enrolled in college or another higher education institution, and track them through life.
Today, the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy, along with several other prominent privacy and education groups listed below, sent the following letter to Congress, urging them not to approve this bill which would create an invasive and risky federal surveillance system, without any ability for students to opt out of the system or have their data deleted. If you’d like to send your own letter to your members of Congress, please do so now by clicking here.