Google is being accused of invading the privacy of students using laptop computers powered by the Internet company’s Chrome operating system.
In a complaint filed last week with the Federal Trade Commission, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital-rights group, alleges that Google rigged its Chromebook computers in a way that enables the company to collect information about students’ Internet search requests and online video habits. The foundation says Google is dissecting the activities of K-12 students so it can improve its digital services.
Google disputes the unflattering portrait and says it isn’t doing anything wrong.
A version of this article appeared in the December 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as Suit Filed Against Google Over Student Privacy