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Students’ Personal Data At Risk According to New Report

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A new report by the Electronic Frontier Foundation has revealed that sensitive personal data of school students in the United States is being collected and stored by technology companies. The report, titled, ‘Spying on Students: School-Issued Devices and Student Privacy’, found that data such as names, dates of birth, browsing history and location data, is being captured and stored, in many cases without privacy protection or understanding and consent from parents.

The report makes a number of recommendations for protecting the privacy of students, including putting digital literacy and privacy in the school curriculum.

The full report can be downloaded from the website of the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Find out more about the ECDL IT Security module on ecdl.org

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