Education updates cyber privacy plan

Monday - 4/11/2011, 2:48pm EDT

The Education Department is going back to school by updating its student cyber privacy plan.

Education hired its first-ever chief privacy officer to make it happen.

SC Magazine reports Kathleen Styles was fomerly the Office of Analysts and Executive Support at the Census Bureau.

In her first couple of weeks Styles will be implementing privacy precautions such as minimizing the collection of personal information.

The the proposed changes would help better protect the privacy of student education records.

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