Christie Signs Student Privacy Bill In Wake Of Laptop Scandal

Law360, New York (April 15, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed a bill that would force school districts to put students on notice if they furnished them with laptops or other electronic devices that could track their activity, following a webcam scandal in a Pennsylvania school district.

The measure, S-2057/A-2932, was partially inspired by the controversy surrounding the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania, where administrators were accused of spying on students using camera-equipped laptops. The district admitted to accidentally collecting photos of students via the laptop webcams....
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