House Passes Bill to Enhance Student Data Security

(April 27) – The House voted unanimously today to support Speaker Pro Tem Dan Pabon’s bill to protect the privacy of student testing and other data collected by public schools.

SB15-173, sponsored in the House by Rep. Pabon, D-Denver, restricts third-party vendors from sharing personal student data collected by schools and school districts. Exceptions include data sharing for law enforcement, or to permit student access to student-created data or documents. The amended bill also requires that vendors implement and maintain security procedures and delete a student’s covered information if requested by a public school.

“As advanced learning technologies continue to evolve, it is critical to hold technology companies accountable for the security and use of student data,” Rep. Pabon said.

The House’s 64-0 vote sends the bill back to the Senate for resolution of House amendments

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