Senate passes bill preventing sale of student data

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at preventing the sale of digital data by technology companies.

The bill's sponsor, Republican Sen. Jimmy Higdon of Lebanon, says the measure would strengthen privacy protections for students using third-party technology resources at school.

Higdon's bill also allows local school-based decision-making boards to supplement state-mandated curriculum with additional work that exceeds state standards.

Democratic Sen. Gerald Neal of Louisville expressed concern that the language of the bill should be tightened to prevent an undermining of Kentucky's Common Core education standards.

The bill passed the Senate Thursday on a 37-0 vote. It now moves to the House for consideration.

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