February 24th, 2014
Calif. bill would protect student data from advertisers
By Zach Rausnitz
A bill in the California State Senate would ban online services for K-12 schools from compiling or sharing students’ personal information for commercial purposes, including advertising. The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (S.B. 1177) would apply to any website, app, or online service that “is used for K–12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K–12 school purposes.”
Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), the Senate leader, introduced the bill Feb. 20. Knowing which programs your agency should support doesn’t have to be a guessing game.