Christopher Simmons reports that Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s bill, AB 1442, passed its final legislative hurdle yesterday, clearing the Assembly floor by a vote of 76-0.
AB 1442 would create reasonable standards of privacy when school districts collect and analyze (or contract with a third-party entity to collect and analyze) data that students post to social-media websites. The measure requires that parents be notified of the collection policies, and that students be given the opportunity to examine information collected about them. Finally, it requires that any such information be destroyed within one year of a student turning eighteen years old or leaving the district.
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The bill now heads to the governor’s desk.