Important Stephanie Simon Politico article about data privacy. Highlights both some legitimate concerns and some hysterical ones.
One line that sums up the situation now:
“People took for granted that parents would understand [the benefits], that it was self-evident,” said Michael Horn, a co-founder of the Clayton Christensen Institute, an education think tank.
But, Simon is a cheap date if she sees this all as an amateur grassroots uprising. It makes a compelling storyline but the reality is that there is paid activity on all sides. And the not so hidden issue here is accountability and the role of data in that.