Data Privacy Bills 2016State legislatures in 2016 considered 185 bills on student privacy, many with significant new language and protections for students. Notably, more than 50 bills expand the role of state boards of education. In “Trends in Student Data Privacy Bills in 2016,” NASBE Director of Education Data and Technology Amelia Vance describes key elements in education data legislation introduced or passed this year and notes some states to watch.