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<p class="MsoNormal"><b><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A">Today on the</span></i></b><b><i><span style="font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;;color:#5F497A"> ETNews Listserv<o:p></o:p></span></i></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#76923C">ITEM:&nbsp; </span>
</b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A">Clarification on Student Privacy Law (HB 520)</span></b><b><span style="font-size:10.0pt;color:#E46C0A"><o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">In many of your school communities, there may be some chatter about the use of cloud based services like Google Apps for Education in our schools. There
 may be some misconceptions that schools will no longer be able to use Google Apps for Education, or other such collaborative, cloud based services.&nbsp; The following information may help you clarify this law when concerns arise in your communities.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">On January 1, 2016 a new law in New Hampshire (NH-HB520) will take affect concerning student online personal information.&nbsp; This is great news for all of
 us concerned about the distribution and sale of student information.&nbsp;&nbsp; Unfortunately, there may be some confusion among schools, parents, community members, or school administrators about this legislation with regard to using Google Apps for Education in our
 New Hampshire schools.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">To be clear, HB 520 only &#8220;establishes guidelines for the protection of student online personal information&#8221;.&nbsp; It does not prohibit schools from using online
 or cloud based services, it merely protects those serviuce providers from harvesting student data and using or selling it.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><i><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Chapter 128, HB 520 &#8211; Final Version&nbsp;
<a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/HB0520.html">http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2015/HB0520.html</a>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Consider the following points:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">1.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">NH-HB520 does not directly reference Google Apps for Education, so the bill is not targeted at Google Apps for Ed in any way.&nbsp; Previous versions
 of this bill used Google Aps as an example of a service provider.&nbsp; But the language is gone in the final version, most likely to avoid confusion.&nbsp;
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<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">2.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">NH-HB520 prohibits the 'operator' (aka provider of services) to use, sell, or disclose student information and generating targeted advertisements.&nbsp;
 Google Apps for Education is the poster child for privacy and security.&nbsp; Google Apps for Education has very strict policies governing the use of student information. &nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">&quot;We don&#8217;t sell your Google Apps for Education data to third parties and we do not share personal information placed in our systems
 with third parties, except in the few exceptional circumstances described in your Google Apps agreement and our Privacy Policy, such as when you ask us to share it or when we are required to do so by law.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-left:1.0in"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">For full details, please refer to your Google Apps agreement and the &quot;Information Sharing&quot; section of our Privacy Policy&quot; or
 visit <a href="https://www.google.com/edu/trust/">https://www.google.com/edu/trust/</a> for complete information. &nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;There are no ads in Google Apps for Education services...&quot;&nbsp; In fact, K12 Google Apps for Education users do not see ads when they use Google
 Search and are signed into their Apps for Education accounts.&quot;<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoListParagraph" style="text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo1"><![if !supportLists]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><span style="mso-list:Ignore">3.<span style="font:7.0pt &quot;Times New Roman&quot;">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">Google has signed the Student Privacy Pledge which is endorsed by President Obama.&nbsp; The company understands the importance of data privacy and
 has always maintained that they do not own or want ownership of any information or content stored in any of the Google Applications.&nbsp; See
<a href="http://studentprivacypledge.org/">http://studentprivacypledge.org/</a>. <o:p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E"><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:&quot;Trebuchet MS&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;color:#0F243E">It is important to note that collaborative online tools, like Google Apps for Education and others, have a tremendous impact on how students learn, communicate,
 collaborate and engage in their learning journey.&nbsp;&nbsp; Districts who use these online tools understand the positive affect such collaborative tools have on student and teacher engagement, productivity, communication and information and communication technologies
 literacy.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; There are literally hundreds of thousands of teachers online every day sharing and helping each other be innovative in their approaches to teaching and learning through online professional learning communities of practice.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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