Mar 202014
 March 20, 2014  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

I had mentioned a number of bills in the Louisiana legislature concerning student data privacy. Here’s an update on one of them from Lauren McGaughy:

The Senate Education Committee postponed a vote Wednesday (March 19) on legislation to restrict the sharing of student data.

The billSenate Bill 449 is sponsored by committee Chairman Conrad Appel, R-Metairie. It would require Louisiana education officials at the K-12 and higher education level to come up with a “comprehensive policy” on the privacy and protection of student data. The policies would need to be publicly available, compliant with the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and would block the sharing of data deemed “confidential.” Several exceptions are included in the bill, which would allow the sharing of data of those students who take certain tests and when educational entities enter into contracts with private vendors.


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