When Personalized Learning Gets Too Personal: Google Complaint Exposes Student Privacy Concerns

Dawn Chmielewski, Re/Code, Dec 10, 2015
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In this item, "a United States Federal Trade Commission complaint filed last week by the Electronic Frontier Foundation accusing Google of collecting and using personal student information for non-education purposes and in violation of its K-12 Student Privacy Pledge." Google says it did nothing wrong, but "the accusation exposes the escalating tension between school systems entrusted with safeguarding the privacy of kids and the innovators pushing the boundaries of modern education." This sort of story is not going to go away.

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