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Aquino passes bill to protect student data

student data 052319SPRINGFIELD – A bill sponsored by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) that would protect students against unethical collection of data passed the Senate today.

House Bill 3606 would protect the meta-data for K-12 students from commercial use and provide transparency to parents about their child’s data.

“We need to think to the future and establish online consumer protections,” said Aquino. “I want to be as proactive as possible when it comes to protecting peoples’ online data, and this measure will protect some of our most vulnerable online users.”

The measure is supported by Raise Your Hand for Illinois Public Education, an organization that advocates for equitable public education policy.

House Bill 3606 will go back to the House for concurrence before being sent to the governor.

Sen. Omar Aquino

Senator Omar Aquino

2nd Senate District

Years served: 2016 - Present

Committee assignments: Appropriations I (Vice-Chairperson); Appropriations II; Education; Government Accountability/Pensions (Chairperson); Higher Education; Licensed Activities; Subcommittee on Capital.

Biography: Born and raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago; B.A. in Criminal Justice and Sociology, Loyola University Chicago; Bilingual Case Manager at Central West Case Management Unit at the Jane Addams School of Social Work; Legislative Assistant in the Illinois House of Representatives; Outreach Coordinator for Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth; Devoted to improving education, aging services and human services.

Associated Representatives::
Luis Arroyo
Delia C. Ramirez