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By Eva Loayza | February 7th, 2013 - 5:06pm
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Assembly Democrats News Release

Quijano, Ramos, Singleton, Jimenez & Watson Coleman "Anti-Big Brother Act" Gets Final Legislative Approval

(TRENTON) - Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Annette Quijano, Ruben Ramos, Jr., Troy Singleton, Angelica Jimenez and Bonnie Watson Coleman to protect student privacy by increasing awareness of technology that can record and monitor their activities received final legislative approval on Thursday and now heads to the governor's desk.

"We cannot stop the march of technology that, while helpful and innovative, also unfortunately can prove invasive to our private lives," said Quijano (D-Union). "Children are especially vulnerable to not understanding the danger of technology invading their privacy. With this law, we will make clear to everyone that it's a possibility."

The bill was inspired, in part, by incidents at the Lower Merion School District in Pennsylvania in which cameras in laptops furnished by the school district recorded activity by students without the students realizing that the activity was being recorded. Images from the camera were transmitted to administrators of the school district.

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