NY Parents Sue To Halt Student Database Project

Law360, New York (November 13, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- A dozen New York City parents launched a suit Wednesday in state court seeking to block the state Education Department from launching a data aggregation project they allege would give inBloom Inc. and other third parties unlawful access to students' personal data.

The plaintiffs' petition and accompanying request for a temporary restraining order, which were filed in New York State Supreme Court in Albany, stem from the department's plans to hand over roughly 400 categories of data on about 2 million students without parental consent to the nonprofit foundation inBloom as part of an effort to build a national database for...

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