May 052016

Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey (D-Fairfield) praised passage of legislation that would protect student privacy by imposing certain restrictions on the use and sharing of student data. HB 5469, AN ACT CONCERNING STUDENT DATA PRIVACY, was passed by the Senate Wednesday evening. The bill now goes to the Governor’s desk.

The legislation would restrict how student information may be used by contractors, consultants, and operators of websites, online services, and mobile applications for schools. Companies would be required to specify how they will secure student data and would be prohibited from using student data for advertising unless authorized by the contract.

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