Privacy Advocates Battle Florida Plans for School Safety Database

THE Journal: Within weeks of the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, lawmakers in the state passed CS/SB 7026, a bill intended to address gun violence on school campuses. The law stipulated that the Department of Education create an Office of Safe Schools, to serve as a "central repository for best practices, training standards, and compliance oversight in all matters regarding school safety and security."

Among the elements that office would handle was co-creation with the Department of Law Enforcement of a centralized database that would compile data from multiple sources.

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