Student data; cloud computing. (SB599)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Tom Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Student data; cloud computing. Requires each cloud computing service provider that enters into a contract with a local school board to provide services to only process and monitor student data according to the terms of its contract with the local school board. The bill prohibits cloud computing service providers from using cloud computing services for any secondary purpose that benefits the service provider or a third party, including online behavioral advertising, creating or correcting an individual household profile, the sale of student data for any commercial purpose, or any other similar for-profit activity. Read the Bill »


01/30/2014: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103685D
01/13/2014Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/20/2014Assigned Education sub: Public Education
01/30/2014Passed by indefinitely in Education and Health with letter (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This seems like an awfully good idea.