Privacy SOS

Education technology presents exciting new opportunities for students, teachers, and schools, but it also exposes young people to serious new risks. We must ensure that we both enable students to benefit from this technology and protect their privacy. That’s why the ACLU of Massachusetts aims to carefully examine and advocate for effective policies, regulations, and laws governing youth privacy where technology meets student information.

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Boston Herald: ACLU: Current policy lets schools spy on students
Waltham News Tribune: Waltham schools release student privacy documents
Christian Science Monitor: ACLU urges digital privacy safeguards for students
WBUR: Report: Schools Fall Short In Handling Students’ Digital Data
MassLive: ACLU flags ‘invasive’ monitoring software in West Springfield school-issued computers
Milford Daily News: ACLU: Mass. students severely lack technology privacy
Fox 25: ACLU finds “inadequate” policies regarding technology in Mass schools
Kade Crockford, director of ACLU of Massachusetts Technology for Liberty Program, in Boston Herald: On student privacy, Mass. flunks Walpole students petition against school surveillance cameras
Politico: The big biz of spying on little kids

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