A new Illinois law going into effect in 2021 is meant to safeguard student data from breaches and ransomware.
With this update to the Student Online Personal Protection Act, parents will be able to review and correct their kids’ data held by schools or operators of online services who work with the school.
Parents can also request data be deleted in some cases. State Rep. John Carroll was a co-sponsor of the act.
“Data privacy is our new frontier. It's going to be something that we're gonna have to constantly monitor and make sure it's safe.”