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SCHOOLS
(105 ILCS 85/) Student Online Personal Protection Act.

105 ILCS 85/1

    (105 ILCS 85/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Student Online Personal Protection Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/3

    (105 ILCS 85/3)
    Sec. 3. Legislative intent. Schools today are increasingly using a wide range of beneficial online services and other technologies to help students learn, but concerns have been raised about whether sufficient safeguards exist to protect the privacy and security of data about students when it is collected by educational technology companies. This Act is intended to ensure that student data will be protected when it is collected by educational technology companies and that the data may be used for beneficial purposes such as providing personalized learning and innovative educational technologies.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/5

    (105 ILCS 85/5)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Covered information" means personally identifiable information or material or information that is linked to personally identifiable information or material in any media or format that is not publicly available and is any of the following:
        (1) Created by or provided to an operator by a
    
student or the student's parent or legal guardian in the course of the student's, parent's, or legal guardian's use of the operator's site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes.
        (2) Created by or provided to an operator by an
    
employee or agent of a school or school district for K through 12 school purposes.
        (3) Gathered by an operator through the operation of
    
its site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes and personally identifies a student, including, but not limited to, information in the student's educational record or electronic mail, first and last name, home address, telephone number, electronic mail address, or other information that allows physical or online contact, discipline records, test results, special education data, juvenile dependency records, grades, evaluations, criminal records, medical records, health records, a social security number, biometric information, disabilities, socioeconomic information, food purchases, political affiliations, religious information, text messages, documents, student identifiers, search activity, photos, voice recordings, or geolocation information.
    "Interactive computer service" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. 230).
    "K through 12 school purposes" means purposes that are directed by or that customarily take place at the direction of a school, teacher, or school district; aid in the administration of school activities, including, but not limited to, instruction in the classroom or at home, administrative activities, and collaboration between students, school personnel, or parents; or are otherwise for the use and benefit of the school.
    "Operator" means, to the extent that an entity is operating in this capacity, the operator of an Internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used primarily for K through 12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K through 12 school purposes.
    "School" means (1) any preschool, public kindergarten, elementary or secondary educational institution, vocational school, special educational facility, or any other elementary or secondary educational agency or institution or (2) any person, agency, or institution that maintains school student records from more than one school. "School" includes a private or nonpublic school.
    "Targeted advertising" means presenting advertisements to a student where the advertisement is selected based on information obtained or inferred over time from that student's online behavior, usage of applications, or covered information. The term does not include advertising to a student at an online location based upon that student's current visit to that location or in response to that student's request for information or feedback, without the retention of that student's online activities or requests over time for the purpose of targeting subsequent ads.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Breach" means the unauthorized acquisition of computerized data that compromises the security, confidentiality, or integrity of covered information maintained by an operator or school. "Breach" does not include the good faith acquisition of personal information by an employee or agent of an operator or school for a legitimate purpose of the operator or school if the covered information is not used for a purpose prohibited by this Act or subject to further unauthorized disclosure.
    "Covered information" means personally identifiable information or material or information that is linked to personally identifiable information or material in any media or format that is not publicly available and is any of the following:
        (1) Created by or provided to an operator by a
    
student or the student's parent in the course of the student's or parent's use of the operator's site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes.
        (2) Created by or provided to an operator by an
    
employee or agent of a school or school district for K through 12 school purposes.
        (3) Gathered by an operator through the operation of
    
its site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes and personally identifies a student, including, but not limited to, information in the student's educational record or electronic mail, first and last name, home address, telephone number, electronic mail address, or other information that allows physical or online contact, discipline records, test results, special education data, juvenile dependency records, grades, evaluations, criminal records, medical records, health records, a social security number, biometric information, disabilities, socioeconomic information, food purchases, political affiliations, religious information, text messages, documents, student identifiers, search activity, photos, voice recordings, or geolocation information.
    "Interactive computer service" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 230 of the federal Communications Decency Act of 1996 (47 U.S.C. 230).
    "K through 12 school purposes" means purposes that are directed by or that customarily take place at the direction of a school, teacher, or school district; aid in the administration of school activities, including, but not limited to, instruction in the classroom or at home, administrative activities, and collaboration between students, school personnel, or parents; or are otherwise for the use and benefit of the school.
    "Longitudinal data system" has the meaning given to that term under the P-20 Longitudinal Education Data System Act.
    "Operator" means, to the extent that an entity is operating in this capacity, the operator of an Internet website, online service, online application, or mobile application with actual knowledge that the site, service, or application is used primarily for K through 12 school purposes and was designed and marketed for K through 12 school purposes.
    "Parent" has the meaning given to that term under the Illinois School Student Records Act.
    "School" means (1) any preschool, public kindergarten, elementary or secondary educational institution, vocational school, special educational facility, or any other elementary or secondary educational agency or institution or (2) any person, agency, or institution that maintains school student records from more than one school. Except as otherwise provided in this Act, "school" includes a private or nonpublic school.
    "State Board" means the State Board of Education.
    "Student" has the meaning given to that term under the Illinois School Student Records Act.
    "Targeted advertising" means presenting advertisements to a student where the advertisement is selected based on information obtained or inferred from that student's online behavior, usage of applications, or covered information. The term does not include advertising to a student at an online location based upon that student's current visit to that location or in response to that student's request for information or feedback, without the retention of that student's online activities or requests over time for the purpose of targeting subsequent ads.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17; 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/10

    (105 ILCS 85/10)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 10. Operator prohibitions. An operator shall not knowingly do any of the following:
        (1) Engage in targeted advertising on the operator's
    
site, service, or application or target advertising on any other site, service, or application if the targeting of the advertising is based on any information, including covered information and persistent unique identifiers, that the operator has acquired because of the use of that operator's site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes.
        (2) Use information, including persistent unique
    
identifiers, created or gathered by the operator's site, service, or application to amass a profile about a student, except in furtherance of K through 12 school purposes. "Amass a profile" does not include the collection and retention of account information that remains under the control of the student, the student's parent or legal guardian, or the school.
        (3) Sell or rent a student's information, including
    
covered information. This subdivision (3) does not apply to the purchase, merger, or other type of acquisition of an operator by another entity if the operator or successor entity complies with this Act regarding previously acquired student information.
        (4) Except as otherwise provided in Section 20 of
    
this Act, disclose covered information, unless the disclosure is made for the following purposes:
            (A) In furtherance of the K through 12 school
        
purposes of the site, service, or application if the recipient of the covered information disclosed under this clause (A) does not further disclose the information, unless done to allow or improve operability and functionality of the operator's site, service, or application.
            (B) To ensure legal and regulatory compliance or
        
take precautions against liability.
            (C) To respond to the judicial process.
            (D) To protect the safety or integrity of users
        
of the site or others or the security of the site, service, or application.
            (E) For a school, educational, or employment
        
purpose requested by the student or the student's parent or legal guardian, provided that the information is not used or further disclosed for any other purpose.
            (F) To a third party if the operator
        
contractually prohibits the third party from using any covered information for any purpose other than providing the contracted service to or on behalf of the operator, prohibits the third party from disclosing any covered information provided by the operator with subsequent third parties, and requires the third party to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits the operator's use of information for maintaining, developing, supporting, improving, or diagnosing the operator's site, service, or application.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 10. Operator prohibitions. An operator shall not knowingly do any of the following:
        (1) Engage in targeted advertising on the operator's
    
site, service, or application or target advertising on any other site, service, or application if the targeting of the advertising is based on any information, including covered information and persistent unique identifiers, that the operator has acquired because of the use of that operator's site, service, or application for K through 12 school purposes.
        (2) Use information, including persistent unique
    
identifiers, created or gathered by the operator's site, service, or application to amass a profile about a student, except in furtherance of K through 12 school purposes. "Amass a profile" does not include the collection and retention of account information that remains under the control of the student, the student's parent, or the school.
        (3) Sell or rent a student's information, including
    
covered information. This subdivision (3) does not apply to the purchase, merger, or other type of acquisition of an operator by another entity if the operator or successor entity complies with this Act regarding previously acquired student information.
        (4) Except as otherwise provided in Section 20 of
    
this Act, disclose covered information, unless the disclosure is made for the following purposes:
            (A) In furtherance of the K through 12 school
        
purposes of the site, service, or application if the recipient of the covered information disclosed under this clause (A) does not further disclose the information, unless done to allow or improve operability and functionality of the operator's site, service, or application.
            (B) To ensure legal and regulatory compliance or
        
take precautions against liability.
            (C) To respond to the judicial process.
            (D) To protect the safety or integrity of users
        
of the site or others or the security of the site, service, or application.
            (E) For a school, educational, or employment
        
purpose requested by the student or the student's parent, provided that the information is not used or further disclosed for any other purpose.
            (F) To a third party if the operator
        
contractually prohibits the third party from using any covered information for any purpose other than providing the contracted service to or on behalf of the operator, prohibits the third party from disclosing any covered information provided by the operator with subsequent third parties, and requires the third party to implement and maintain security procedures and practices as required under Section 15.
    Nothing in this Section prohibits the operator's use of information for maintaining, developing, supporting, improving, or diagnosing the operator's site, service, or application.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17; 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/15

    (105 ILCS 85/15)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 15. Operator duties. An operator shall do the following:
        (1) Implement and maintain reasonable security
    
procedures and practices appropriate to the nature of the covered information and designed to protect that covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
        (2) Delete, within a reasonable time period, a
    
student's covered information if the school or school district requests deletion of covered information under the control of the school or school district, unless a student or his or her parent or legal guardian consents to the maintenance of the covered information.
        (3) Publicly disclose material information about its
    
collection, use, and disclosure of covered information, including, but not limited to, publishing a terms of service agreement, privacy policy, or similar document.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 15. Operator duties. An operator shall do the following:
        (1) Implement and maintain reasonable security
    
procedures and practices that otherwise meet or exceed industry standards designed to protect covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure.
        (2) Delete, within a reasonable time period, a
    
student's covered information if the school or school district requests deletion of covered information under the control of the school or school district, unless a student or his or her parent consents to the maintenance of the covered information.
        (3) Publicly disclose material information about its
    
collection, use, and disclosure of covered information, including, but not limited to, publishing a terms of service agreement, privacy policy, or similar document.
        (4) Except for a nonpublic school, for any operator
    
who seeks to receive from a school, school district, or the State Board in any manner any covered information, enter into a written agreement with the school, school district, or State Board before the covered information may be transferred. The written agreement may be created in electronic form and signed with an electronic or digital signature or may be a click wrap agreement that is used with software licenses, downloaded or online applications and transactions for educational technologies, or other technologies in which a user must agree to terms and conditions before using the product or service. Any written agreement entered into, amended, or renewed must contain all of the following:
            (A) A listing of the categories or types of
        
covered information to be provided to the operator.
            (B) A statement of the product or service being
        
provided to the school by the operator.
            (C) A statement that, pursuant to the federal
        
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, the operator is acting as a school official with a legitimate educational interest, is performing an institutional service or function for which the school would otherwise use employees, under the direct control of the school, with respect to the use and maintenance of covered information, and is using the covered information only for an authorized purpose and may not re-disclose it to third parties or affiliates, unless otherwise permitted under this Act, without permission from the school or pursuant to court order.
            (D) A description of how, if a breach is
        
attributed to the operator, any costs and expenses incurred by the school in investigating and remediating the breach will be allocated between the operator and the school. The costs and expenses may include, but are not limited to:
                (i) providing notification to the parents of
            
those students whose covered information was compromised and to regulatory agencies or other entities as required by law or contract;
                (ii) providing credit monitoring to those
            
students whose covered information was exposed in a manner during the breach that a reasonable person would believe that it could impact his or her credit or financial security;
                (iii) legal fees, audit costs, fines, and any
            
other fees or damages imposed against the school as a result of the security breach; and
                (iv) providing any other notifications or
            
fulfilling any other requirements adopted by the State Board or of any other State or federal laws.
            (E) A statement that the operator must delete or
        
transfer to the school all covered information if the information is no longer needed for the purposes of the written agreement and to specify the time period in which the information must be deleted or transferred once the operator is made aware that the information is no longer needed for the purposes of the written agreement.
            (F) If the school maintains a website, a
        
statement that the school must publish the written agreement on the school's website. If the school does not maintain a website, a statement that the school must make the written agreement available for inspection by the general public at its administrative office. If mutually agreed upon by the school and the operator, provisions of the written agreement, other than those under subparagraphs (A), (B), and (C), may be redacted in the copy of the written agreement published on the school's website or made available at its administrative office.
        (5) In case of any breach, within the most expedient
    
time possible and without unreasonable delay, but no later than 30 calendar days after the determination that a breach has occurred, notify the school of any breach of the students' covered information.
        (6) Except for a nonpublic school, provide to the
    
school a list of any third parties or affiliates to whom the operator is currently disclosing covered information or has disclosed covered information. This list must, at a minimum, be updated and provided to the school by the beginning of each State fiscal year and at the beginning of each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17; 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/20

    (105 ILCS 85/20)
    Sec. 20. Permissive use or disclosure. An operator may use or disclose covered information of a student under the following circumstances:
        (1) If other provisions of federal or State law
    
require the operator to disclose the information, and the operator complies with the requirements of federal and State law in protecting and disclosing that information.
        (2) For legitimate research purposes as required by
    
State or federal law and subject to the restrictions under applicable State and federal law or as allowed by State or federal law and under the direction of a school, school district, or the State Board of Education if the covered information is not used for advertising or to amass a profile on the student for purposes other than for K through 12 school purposes.
        (3) To a State or local educational agency, including
    
schools and school districts, for K through 12 school purposes, as permitted by State or federal law.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/25

    (105 ILCS 85/25)
    Sec. 25. Operator actions that are not prohibited. This Act does not prohibit an operator from doing any of the following:
        (1) Using covered information to improve educational
    
products if that information is not associated with an identified student within the operator's site, service, or application or other sites, services, or applications owned by the operator.
        (2) Using covered information that is not associated
    
with an identified student to demonstrate the effectiveness of the operator's products or services, including in their marketing.
        (3) Sharing covered information that is not
    
associated with an identified student for the development and improvement of educational sites, services, or applications.
        (4) Using recommendation engines to recommend to a
    
student either of the following:
            (A) Additional content relating to an
        
educational, other learning, or employment opportunity purpose within an online site, service, or application if the recommendation is not determined in whole or in part by payment or other consideration from a third party.
            (B) Additional services relating to an
        
educational, other learning, or employment opportunity purpose within an online site, service, or application if the recommendation is not determined in whole or in part by payment or other consideration from a third party.
        (5) Responding to a student's request for information
    
or for feedback without the information or response being determined in whole or in part by payment or other consideration from a third party.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/26

    (105 ILCS 85/26)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 26. School prohibitions. A school may not do either of the following:
        (1) Sell, rent, lease, or trade covered information.
        (2) Share, transfer, disclose, or provide access to a
    
student's covered information to an entity or individual, other than the student's parent, school personnel, appointed or elected school board members or local school council members, or the State Board, without a written agreement, unless the disclosure or transfer is:
            (A) to the extent permitted by State or federal
        
law, to law enforcement officials to protect the safety of users or others or the security or integrity of the operator's service;
            (B) required by court order or State or federal
        
law; or
            (C) to ensure legal or regulatory compliance.
        This paragraph (2) does not apply to nonpublic
    
schools.
(Source: P.A. 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/27

    (105 ILCS 85/27)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 27. School duties.
    (a) Each school shall post and maintain on its website or, if the school does not maintain a website, make available for inspection by the general public at its administrative office all of the following information:
        (1) An explanation, that is clear and understandable
    
by a layperson, of the data elements of covered information that the school collects, maintains, or discloses to any person, entity, third party, or governmental agency. The information must explain how the school uses, to whom or what entities it discloses, and for what purpose it discloses the covered information.
        (2) A list of operators that the school has written
    
agreements with, a copy of each written agreement, and a business address for each operator. A copy of a written agreement posted or made available by a school under this paragraph may contain redactions, as provided under subparagraph (F) of paragraph (4) of Section 15.
        (3) For each operator, a list of any subcontractors
    
to whom covered information may be disclosed or a link to a page on the operator's website that clearly lists that information, as provided by the operator to the school under paragraph (6) of Section 15.
        (4) A written description of the procedures that a
    
parent may use to carry out the rights enumerated under Section 33.
        (5) A list of any breaches of covered information
    
maintained by the school or breaches under Section 15 that includes, but is not limited to, all of the following information:
            (A) The number of students whose covered
        
information is involved in the breach, unless disclosing that number would violate the provisions of the Personal Information Protection Act.
            (B) The date, estimated date, or estimated date
        
range of the breach.
            (C) For a breach under Section 15, the name of
        
the operator.
        The school may omit from the list required under this
    
paragraph (5) (i) any breach in which, to the best of the school's knowledge at the time of updating the list, the number of students whose covered information is involved in the breach is less than 10% of the school's enrollment, (ii) any breach in which, at the time of posting the list, the school is not required to notify the parent of a student under subsection (d), (iii) any breach in which the date, estimated date, or estimated date range in which it occurred is earlier than July 1, 2021, or (iv) any breach previously posted on a list under this paragraph (5) no more than 5 years prior to the school updating the current list.
    The school must, at a minimum, update the items under paragraphs (1), (3), (4), and (5) no later than 30 calendar days following the start of a fiscal year and no later than 30 days following the beginning of a calendar year.
    (b) Each school must adopt a policy for designating which school employees are authorized to enter into written agreements with operators. This subsection may not be construed to limit individual school employees outside of the scope of their employment from entering into agreements with operators on their own behalf and for non-K through 12 school purposes, provided that no covered information is provided to the operators. Any agreement or contract entered into in violation of this Act is void and unenforceable as against public policy.
    (c) A school must post on its website or, if the school does not maintain a website, make available at its administrative office for inspection by the general public each written agreement entered into under this Act, along with any information required under subsection (a), no later than 10 business days after entering into the agreement.
    (d) After receipt of notice of a breach under Section 15 or determination of a breach of covered information maintained by the school, a school shall notify, no later than 30 calendar days after receipt of the notice or determination that a breach has occurred, the parent of any student whose covered information is involved in the breach. The notification must include, but is not limited to, all of the following:
        (1) The date, estimated date, or estimated date range
    
of the breach.
        (2) A description of the covered information that was
    
compromised or reasonably believed to have been compromised in the breach.
        (3) Information that the parent may use to contact
    
the operator and school to inquire about the breach.
        (4) The toll-free numbers, addresses, and websites
    
for consumer reporting agencies.
        (5) The toll-free number, address, and website for
    
the Federal Trade Commission.
        (6) A statement that the parent may obtain
    
information from the Federal Trade Commission and consumer reporting agencies about fraud alerts and security freezes.
    A notice of breach required under this subsection may be delayed if an appropriate law enforcement agency determines that the notification will interfere with a criminal investigation and provides the school with a written request for a delay of notice. A school must comply with the notification requirements as soon as the notification will no longer interfere with the investigation.
    (e) Each school must implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices that otherwise meet or exceed industry standards designed to protect covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. Any written agreement under which the disclosure of covered information between the school and a third party takes place must include a provision requiring the entity to whom the covered information is disclosed to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices that otherwise meet or exceed industry standards designed to protect covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. The State Board must make available on its website a guidance document for schools pertaining to reasonable security procedures and practices under this subsection.
    (f) Each school may designate an appropriate staff person as a privacy officer, who may also be an official records custodian as designated under the Illinois School Student Records Act, to carry out the duties and responsibilities assigned to schools and to ensure compliance with the requirements of this Section and Section 26.
    (g) A school shall make a request, pursuant to paragraph (2) of Section 15, to an operator to delete covered information on behalf of a student's parent if the parent requests from the school that the student's covered information held by the operator be deleted, so long as the deletion of the covered information is not in violation of State or federal records laws.
    (h) This Section does not apply to nonpublic schools.
(Source: P.A. 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/28

    (105 ILCS 85/28)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 28. State Board duties.
    (a) The State Board may not sell, rent, lease, or trade covered information.
    (b) Except for an employee of the State Board or a State Board official acting within his or her official capacity, the State Board may not share, transfer, disclose, or provide covered information to an entity or individual without a contract or written agreement, except for disclosures required by State or federal law.
    (c) At least once annually, the State Board must publish and maintain on its website a list of all of the entities or individuals, including, but not limited to, operators, individual researchers, research organizations, institutions of higher education, or government agencies, that the State Board contracts with or has written agreements with and that hold covered information and a copy of each contract or written agreement. The list must include all of the following information:
        (1) The name of the entity or individual. In naming
    
an individual, the list must include the entity that sponsors the individual or with which the individual is affiliated, if any. If the individual is conducting research at an institution of higher education, the list may include the name of that institution and a contact person in the department that is associated with the research in lieu of the name of the researcher. If the entity is an operator, the list must include its business address.
        (2) The purpose and scope of the contract or
    
agreement.
        (3) The duration of the contract or agreement.
        (4) The types of covered information that the entity
    
or individual holds under the contract or agreement.
        (5) The use of the covered information under the
    
contract or agreement.
        (6) The length of time for which the entity or
    
individual may hold the covered information.
        (7) A list of any subcontractors to whom covered
    
information may be disclosed under Section 15 or a link to a page on the operator's website that clearly lists that information.
    If mutually agreed upon by the State Board and the operator, provisions of a contract or written agreement, other than those pertaining to paragraphs (1) through (7), may be redacted on the State Board's website.
    (d) The State Board shall create, publish, and make publicly available an inventory, along with a dictionary or index of data elements and their definitions, of covered information collected or maintained by the State Board, including, but not limited to, both of the following:
        (1) Covered information that schools are required to
    
report to the State Board by State or federal law.
        (2) Covered information in the State longitudinal
    
data system or any data warehouse used by the State Board to populate the longitudinal data system.
    The inventory shall make clear for what purposes the State Board uses the covered information.
    (e) The State Board shall develop, publish, and make publicly available, for the benefit of schools, model student data privacy policies and procedures that comply with relevant State and federal law, including, but not limited to, a model notice that schools must use to provide notice to parents and students about operators. The notice must state, in general terms, the types of student data that are collected by the schools and shared with operators under this Act and the purposes of collecting and using the student data. After creation of the notice under this subsection, a school shall, at the beginning of each school year, provide the notice to parents by the same means generally used to send notices to them. This subsection does not apply to nonpublic schools.
(Source: P.A. 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/30

    (105 ILCS 85/30)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 30. Applicability. This Act does not do any of the following:
        (1) Limit the authority of a law enforcement agency
    
to obtain any content or information from an operator as authorized by law or under a court order.
        (2) Limit the ability of an operator to use student
    
data, including covered information, for adaptive learning or customized student learning purposes.
        (3) Apply to general audience Internet websites,
    
general audience online services, general audience online applications, or general audience mobile applications, even if login credentials created for an operator's site, service, or application may be used to access those general audience sites, services, or applications.
        (4) Limit service providers from providing Internet
    
connectivity to schools or students and their families.
        (5) Prohibit an operator of an Internet website,
    
online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing educational products directly to parents if the marketing did not result from the use of covered information obtained by the operator through the provision of services covered under this Act.
        (6) Impose a duty upon a provider of an electronic
    
store, gateway, marketplace, or other means of purchasing or downloading software or applications to review or enforce compliance with this Act on those applications or software.
        (7) Impose a duty upon a provider of an interactive
    
computer service to review or enforce compliance with this Act by third-party content providers.
        (8) Prohibit students from downloading, exporting,
    
transferring, saving, or maintaining their own student data or documents.
        (9) Supersede the federal Family Educational Rights
    
and Privacy Act of 1974 or rules adopted pursuant to that Act or the Illinois School Student Records Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-516)
    Sec. 30. Applicability. This Act does not do any of the following:
        (1) Limit the authority of a law enforcement agency
    
to obtain any content or information from an operator as authorized by law or under a court order.
        (2) Limit the ability of an operator to use student
    
data, including covered information, for adaptive learning or customized student learning purposes.
        (3) Apply to general audience Internet websites,
    
general audience online services, general audience online applications, or general audience mobile applications, even if login credentials created for an operator's site, service, or application may be used to access those general audience sites, services, or applications.
        (4) Limit service providers from providing Internet
    
connectivity to schools or students and their families.
        (5) Prohibit an operator of an Internet website,
    
online service, online application, or mobile application from marketing educational products directly to parents if the marketing did not result from the use of covered information obtained by the operator through the provision of services covered under this Act.
        (6) Impose a duty upon a provider of an electronic
    
store, gateway, marketplace, or other means of purchasing or downloading software or applications to review or enforce compliance with this Act on those applications or software.
        (7) Impose a duty upon a provider of an interactive
    
computer service to review or enforce compliance with this Act by third-party content providers.
        (8) Prohibit students from downloading, exporting,
    
transferring, saving, or maintaining their own student data or documents.
        (9) Supersede the federal Family Educational Rights
    
and Privacy Act of 1974, the Illinois School Student Records Act, or any rules adopted pursuant to those Acts.
        (10) Prohibit an operator or school from producing
    
and distributing, free or for consideration, student class photos and yearbooks to the school, students, parents, or individuals authorized by parents and to no others, in accordance with the terms of a written agreement between the operator and the school.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17; 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/33

    (105 ILCS 85/33)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 33. Parent and student rights.
    (a) A student's covered information shall be collected only for K through 12 school purposes and not further processed in a manner that is incompatible with those purposes.
    (b) A student's covered information shall only be adequate, relevant, and limited to what is necessary in relation to the K through 12 school purposes for which it is processed.
    (c) Except for a parent of a student enrolled in a nonpublic school, the parent of a student enrolled in a school has the right to all of the following:
        (1) Inspect and review the student's covered
    
information, regardless of whether it is maintained by the school, the State Board, or an operator.
        (2) Request from a school a paper or electronic copy
    
of the student's covered information, including covered information maintained by an operator or the State Board. If a parent requests an electronic copy of the student's covered information under this paragraph, the school must provide an electronic copy of that information, unless the school does not maintain the information in an electronic format and reproducing the information in an electronic format would be unduly burdensome to the school. If a parent requests a paper copy of the student's covered information, the school may charge the parent the reasonable cost for copying the information in an amount not to exceed the amount fixed in a schedule adopted by the State Board, except that no parent may be denied a copy of the information due to the parent's inability to bear the cost of the copying. The State Board must adopt rules on the methodology and frequency of requests under this paragraph.
        (3) Request corrections of factual inaccuracies
    
contained in the student's covered information. After receiving a request for corrections and determining that a factual inaccuracy exists, a school must do either of the following:
            (A) If the school maintains or possesses the
        
covered information that contains the factual inaccuracy, correct the factual inaccuracy and confirm the correction with the parent within 90 calendar days after receiving the parent's request.
            (B) If the operator or State Board maintains or
        
possesses the covered information that contains the factual inaccuracy, notify the operator or the State Board of the correction. The operator or the State Board must correct the factual inaccuracy and confirm the correction with the school within 90 calendar days after receiving the notice. Within 10 business days after receiving confirmation of the correction from the operator or State Board, the school must confirm the correction with the parent.
    (d) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to limit the rights granted to parents and students under the Illinois School Student Records Act or the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
(Source: P.A. 101-516, eff. 7-1-21.)

105 ILCS 85/35

    (105 ILCS 85/35)
    Sec. 35. Enforcement. Violations of this Act shall constitute unlawful practices for which the Attorney General may take appropriate action under the Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/40

    (105 ILCS 85/40)
    Sec. 40. Severability. The provisions of this Act are severable under Section 1.31 of the Statute on Statutes.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)

105 ILCS 85/50

    (105 ILCS 85/50)
    Sec. 50. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17; text omitted.)

105 ILCS 85/99

    (105 ILCS 85/99)
    Sec. 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 100-315, eff. 8-24-17.)