Schoolhouse Beat

Web-based services used by schools may put student information at risk

Public schools around the country are adopting web-based services that collect and analyze personal details about students without adequately safeguarding the information from potential misuse by service providers. The New York Times reports that a study by the Center on Law and Information Policy at Fordham Law School found weaknesses in the protection of student information in the contracts that school districts sign when outsourcing web-based tasks to service companies.

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