Elementary children provide private information to software developers




Publishers of digital curricula incorporate the progress achieved by virtually all children with their software, and thus act may violate privacy laws. Reported RTL. The progress will be saved by name.

Almost all schools provide the personal data of their students on a joint foundation of publishers Malmberg, Zwijsen ThiemeMeulenhoff and Noordhoff. That reports Yahoo! News. Within an environment of that foundation, Base Gate, the performance of all students are stored. According to professor of ICT law Gerrit-Jan Zwenne stick as ‘great legal objections’ to that construction, he said in front of RTL: “The least that you should be informed as parents.”

According Zwenne are the data which are stored particularly sensitive. “What happens in exercises and tests, says a lot about the child,” he said in front of the TV station. Professor of Computer Security Bart Jacobs disturbed. Opposite RTL he says that is not clear what the publishers do with the data, and that she may sell according to their privacy.

The schools would practically be required by the publishers to work with. In a letter to publishers, who are RTL published , the editors explicitly indicate that schools are required to participate in the system. Otherwise schools can digital learning materials of the publishers no longer use. The publishers claim that they act within the law, but say they are working to make better arrangements about privacy protection.


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