We’ve expressed concerns about OSPI and your local district gathering data on your children that is sold (they claim anonymously) to private companies. We’ve told you about the demise of FERPA (the child privacy act). Now we learn that since we are all asleep and not paying attention and NOT telling our congressional representatives to stay the HECK out of our private lives they are moving ahead.
HR 4174 passed the US House in mid November 2017. What does it say?
Specifically, the bill:
- Requires federal agencies to create evidence-building plans for identifying and addressing policy questions relevant to the programs, policies, and regulations of the agency;
- Establishes Chief Evaluation Officers to continually assess the coverage, quality, methods, consistency, effectiveness, independence, and balance of the portfolio of evaluations, policy research, and ongoing evaluation activities of the agency; and
- Creates an advisory committee to study the Commission’s recommendation to create a National Secure Data Service.
It now moves to the Senate. There is a Senate twin bill, S.2046, which is in the Government Oversight Committee.
This is bigger than our children…it now includes you and me. Where does this lead if it goes through?
There is a group called USPIE that is working to keep people informed. They are asking that we reach out to our House and Senate reps and tell them to stop this insidious legislation. Will you?