Nine states have passed privacy laws, with dozens more considering similar legislation. Now that the laws are going into effect, some schools are having to change policies, particularly with regard to athletes.
Author: Margaret Baum
Pa. court ruling could open access to records from state-related institutions like Penn State
An appeals court has ruled that documents possessed by the state’s secretary of education in his role as a Pennsylvania State University trustee are records that fall under the state’s public records law.
Conservative Oregon student journal told it cannot use student fee-funded budget to pay for public records
A former student journalist at the University of Oregon said he was told his conservative publication could not use its student fee-funded budget to pay for public records.
Three new social media privacy laws protect college students and employees
Three more states — Arkansas, New Mexico and Utah — have passed laws this year that will protect current and prospective students' and employees' privacy on social networks.
Journalism groups worry about impact of Wisconsin legislators' vote targeting investigative nonprofit
Journalism organizations are expressing concern over a budget provision added by state lawmakers targeting the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
North Carolina legislature approves bill to open private school police records
State senators today approved a bill that would make police records on all private college campuses in North Carolina more accessible.