Marina Pitofsky reports:
D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I-At Large) introduced the Protecting Students Digital Privacy Act of 2016 on Jan. 19, which seeks to provide D.C. Public Schools students with additional security and independence when using both school-owned and personal devices.
The bill has multiple components that would establish greater levels of freedom for DCPS students. It would require that any agency that agrees to hold or process student data must implement appropriate security measures such as notifying students and their guardians in cases of a security breach.
The bill would also ensure schools that provide students with technological devices for home use are only able to track or store data that is not considered personally identifiable for a given student.
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