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Parents To Sue NY Education Dept.

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—U.S.

November 13, 2013

A group of New York City parents is planning to file suit “to block the state Education Department from sharing their kids’ data—including test scores and discipline records—with private companies,” NYDailyNews.com reports. The suit, which is to be filed in New York Supreme Court, comes in response to “the controversial $100 million inBloom project being built by the company Amplify,” the report states, noting the parents allege the project “violates the state’s Personal Privacy Protection Law, forbidding state agencies from giving personal info to companies without consent, unless state law specifically requires the agencies to do so.” The suit follows concerns about inBloom raised in other states.
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