Virginia Gordan reports that two bills to protect student data privacy have passed the Michigan Senate.
One bill would bar the State and school districts from selling personally identifiable information in K-12 student educational records to for-profit businesses.
It also would require school districts to let parents know, upon request and without charge, any information disclosed about their child, the name and contact information of each person or entity to whom the information was disclosed, and the reasons the information was given out.
A second bill would prevent online educational services from selling or disclosing personally identifiable student records or using them for targeted advertising.
Read more on Michigan Radio.