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New bill aims at protecting students’ information

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OKLAHOMA CITY– A lot of parents are concerned about keeping their information safe.

Now, a new bill that was just signed into law aims at protecting the privacy of Oklahoma students.

Gov. Fallin signed the Student Data Act, which sets strict limits on the transfer of students’ personal information to federal, state and other agencies.

It also restricts the Department of Education from requesting other information, like criminal records, medical and health records and social security numbers.

The bill received almost unanimous support, with only two votes against it.

The Student Data Act goes into effect July 1.