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Relating to restricting the use of personally identifiable student information by an operator of a website, online service, online application, or mobile application used for a school purpose and providing an exemption from certain restrictions for a national assessment provider.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 2691 would require any operator of a website or online service, including an application or mobile application, approved or adopted by the Texas Education Agency that possesses personally identifiable information of a student to use the Texas Student Data System or a successor system to mask all personally identifiable student information.
This bill would also require that any operator of a website or online service that conducts business with a public school to follow all state regulations regarding student data sharing including established data masking standards. A national assessment provider that gives information for employment, educational scholarships, financial aid, and postsecondary educational opportunities would be exempt.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 2691 because it does not impact our principles.