Ed-Tech Policy Report Roundup

Student Privacy

By Benjamin Herold — October 08, 2013 1 min read
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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.

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