Ryan Curtis reports:
A bill that seeks to protect student data was given unanimous approval from the House Education Committee Monday.
HB 68 – Student Privacy Act, sponsored by Representative Jake Anderegg (Republican – Lehi), now heads to the full House for its consideration.
The bill seeks to address what kind of information can be collected and stored by schools. Under the bill, student data will be divided into three categories – allowable, optional, and prohibited. Parental consent would be required in a number of cases. If passed, the new rules will not go into affect until the 2016-17 school year.
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