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UPDATE: Assembly Committee passes student data protection bill

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MADISON (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly's Education Committee has passed a bill designed to protect student data.

The Wednesday 6-5 vote came on a measure that grew out of a task force that examined the effect of Common Core academic standards in public schools.

The bill would impose restrictions on the state Department of Public Instruction and any private entity that collects student data. All four committee Democrats and Republican Rep. Steve Nass voted against passage, with the six other Republicans supporting it.

The committee was originally scheduled to also vote on a bill that banned the collection of biometric data from students, like fingerprints and eye scans, but that was removed because changes are still being discussed.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- The Wisconsin Assembly's Education Committee deadlocked Wednesday, with a 5-5 vote on a bill designed to protect student data, meaning the proposal cannot advance.

The bill grew out of the task force that examined the impact of Common Core academic standards in Wisconsin public schools.

It would put in place restrictions on the state Department of Public Instruction and any private entity that collects student data.

All four committee Democrats and Republican Rep. Steve Nass voted against passing the bill. One committee member, Republican Rep. Jessie Rodriguez, was not there for the vote, but could vote later.

The committee was originally scheduled to also vote on a bill that banned the collection of biometric data from students, like fingerprints and eye scans, but that was removed because changes are still being discussed.
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