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Minnesota lawmakers take on data privacy in classrooms

With more laptops, tablets and cellphones in classrooms and college campuses, Minnesota lawmakers unveiled a set of bills Wednesday meant to ensure students' private information stays that way.

Joined by data privacy advocates, a trio of lawmakers vowed to introduce legislation this year to protect personal information on school-issued iPads and laptops, block third-party vendors from accessing school district troves and ensure students' personal cellphones and social media accounts aren't inappropriately searched. It's part of a multi-state effort led by the American Civil Liberties Union to get outdated privacy laws in line with fast-moving technology.

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