Wis. Assembly to vote on student data privacy bill

  • Associated Press
  • February 20, 2014 - 8:15 PM

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Assembly has passed a bill that designed to keep student data secure.

Republican Rep. Don Pridemore's proposal would require the state Department of Public Instruction to post online the data points it collects on students and develop a plan to keep the students' data secure, including steps for dealing with a breach. The bill also would prohibit DPI from sharing individual student data with the federal government and prohibit school district vendors from disclosing pupil data except as specified in their contracts.

Pridemore says the bill came out of concerns raised during legislative hearings on the state's Common Core academic standards about student data getting funneled to the federal government.

The Assembly approved the bill 57-37 Thursday. The proposal goes next to the state Senate.

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