Makers of SAT, ACT sued over sale of students’ personal information
The companies that administer the SAT and ACT college entrance exams are being sued over their sales of students’ personal information to outside parties.
A lawsuit filed this week contends that the College Board, which runs the SAT, and ACT, Inc., sell identifying information about the hundreds of thousands of teenagers who take the exams each year without the students’ consent.
The test companies are “masking the sale” of personal details about the students “under the guise of ‘sharing'” the teens’ information with other agencies, the suit says. It says the companies don’t disclose to students that their personal information will be sold for profit.