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 February 1, 2017  Youth & Schools

Grant Schulte reports:

Companies that gain access to students’ personal information in schools would be barred from using it for targeted ads under a bill presented to Nebraska lawmakers Tuesday.

Sen. Adam Morfeld of Lincoln pitched the measure to a legislative committee as a way to protect students’ online privacy in schools.

The proposal would apply to companies such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft that are used in schools for educational purposes. It also would prevent companies from creating student profiles for non-educational purposes, such as providing credit or insurance. Companies could collect and use data only for educational purposes.

Read more on SacBee.

h/t, Joe Cadillic

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