The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Monday, March 23

EMC pools enterprise smarts to create data lakes

EMC is pulling assets from its conglomeration of businesses to help customers build data lakes using EMC storage, VMware virtualization and Pivotal big-data smarts. The Federation Business Data Lake debuting Monday will ingest and analyze data from diverse sources—and may also show how EMC can make the diverse businesses it owns add up to more than the sum of their parts.

New US bill aims to limit use of student data

A new bill to be introduced in Congress on Monday aims to place checks on the collection and possible misuse of student data by tech companies that supply services to schools. The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act prohibits companies such as online homework portals or email services from using or disclosing students’ personal information for advertisement purposes, according to The New York Times.

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