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(105 ILCS 13/25)
(a) The State Education Authorities may disclose data from the longitudinal data system collected pursuant to Section 20 of this Act only in connection with a data sharing arrangement meeting the requirements of this Section.
(b) Any State agency, board, authority, or commission may enter into a data sharing arrangement with one or more of the State Education Authorities to share data to support the research and evaluation activities authorized by this Act. State Education Authorities may also enter into data sharing arrangements with other governmental entities, institutions of higher learning, and research organizations that support the research and evaluation activities authorized by this Act.
(c) Any data sharing arrangement entered into pursuant to this Section must:
(1) be permissible under and undertaken in accordance
with privacy protection laws;
(2) be approved by the following persons:
(A) the State Superintendent of Education or his
or her designee for the use of early learning, public school, and non-public school student data;
(B) the chief executive officer of the Community
College Board or his or her designee for the use of community college student data; and
(C) the executive director of the Board of Higher
Education or his or her designee for the use of student data from an institution of higher learning, other than a community college;
(3) not permit the personal identification of any
person by individuals other than authorized representatives of the recipient entity that have legitimate interests in the information;
(4) ensure the destruction or return of the data when
no longer needed for the authorized purposes under the data sharing arrangement; and
(5) be performed pursuant to a written agreement with
the recipient entity that does the following:
(A) specifies the purpose, scope, and duration
of the data sharing arrangement;
(B) requires the recipient of the data to use
personally identifiable information from education records to meet only the purpose or purposes of the data sharing arrangement stated in the written agreement;
(C) describes specific data access, use, and
security restrictions that the recipient will undertake; and
(D) includes such other terms and provisions as
the State Education Authorities deem necessary to carry out the intent and purposes of this Act.
(d) Data that has been submitted to the Board by a consortium of non-public colleges and universities is prohibited from being included in any interstate data-sharing agreements with other states unless consortium participants agree to allow interstate data sharing.
Any non-public college may prohibit its data from being shared with any other state.
Any non-public college may prohibit its data from being included in any interstate data-sharing agreement.
(Source: P.A. 96-107, eff. 7-30-09; 96-1249, eff. 7-23-10.)