HB3606

  • Aquino data protection measure signed into law

    Sen. Omar AquinoCHICAGO – Student data will be protected from unethical collection under a bill sponsored by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) that was signed into law.

    House Bill 3606 bans schools from commercially selling the meta-data of K-12 students who use school computers, and provides parents with some control over how the data may be used.

    “It’s unfair to compromise children’s data before they’re even old enough to exercise their own privacy rights,” said Aquino. “There is no reason to use these students’ data for any reason other than tracking their academic progress, and this measure will keep that data safe as technology continues to develop.”

    House Bill 3606 takes effect immediately.

  • 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.

  • Aquino advances bill to protect student data

    aquino 051419SPRINGFIELD – A bill sponsored by State Senator Omar Aquino (D-Chicago) that would protect students against unethical collection of data passed the Senate Judiciary Committee 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.