DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s House has passed a bill to protect the personal information of public school students who use online programs and apps in the classroom.

Parents and educators worry about protecting students’ personal information with the adoption of more and more learning software.

Parents say their kids’ ups and downs in K-to-12 schools could haunt them when it comes time to apply for college or get a job.

The bill passed Thursday was sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul Lundeen of Monument and Democratic Rep. Alec Garnett of Denver. It now goes to the Senate.

It requires software vendors to destroy data that can personally identify students unless otherwise authorized. It also allows parents of Colorado’s 861,000 public school students to know what data is being collected, by whom, and why.

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