Published Online: October 8, 2013
Published in Print: October 9, 2013, as Student Privacy

Report Roundup

Student Privacy

"Protecting Vulnerable Data Subjects: Findings From a Survey of European Union Data Protection Officials on the Uses of Cloud Services in Organizations"

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The growing use of remote, Internet-based cloud-computing services by European schools is putting students there at risk of being "tracked and profiled for online advertising purposes," concludes a new report by SafeGov.org, an online forum for instructional technology experts.

"Sophisticated consumer-grade cloud services such as email, online content creation, and collaboration that several commercial cloud providers are now offering at no cost to European schools indisputably bring many educational benefits, [but] they also carry important privacy risks that school officials and parents often fail to measure," according to the report.

Vol. 33, Issue 07, Page 5

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