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11:48 am
Fri February 21, 2014

MD Lawmakers Consider Restrictions on Vendor Use of Student Data

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers will be hearing about a measure to limit commercial use of student data by cloud-computing service vendors.

The bill is scheduled for a hearing on Friday in the House Ways in Means Committee in Annapolis.

Supporters say most public schools in Maryland hire cloud-computing vendors that provide software and online services. Schools have entrusted them with large amounts of sensitive student data contained in emails, digital documents and school records.

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