College Board fined $750,000 for alleged student privacy violations

According to authorities, the College Board shared this information with colleges and scholarship programs, allowing them to solicit students to participate in their programs.

News 12 Staff

Feb 14, 2024, 11:37 AM

Updated 103 days ago

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The College Board has been ordered to pay the state of New York hundreds of thousands of dollars for allegedly violating student privacy laws.
The New York Attorney General's Office and the State Education Department found that the College Board was licensing and marketing student data to other entities without proper consent. This data included personal information of students who took the PSAT, SAT, and AP exams.
According to authorities, the College Board shared this information with colleges and scholarship programs, allowing them to solicit students to participate in their programs. However, this practice is illegal under New York law.
As a result of the investigation, the College Board has been fined $750,000 by the state of New York.


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