Oct 122019
 October 12, 2019  Posted by  U.S., Youth & Schools

Ryan Johnston reports: Just three months after an audit of the Maryland Education Department’s data-storage practices found it was placing the personal information of 1.4 million students and 233,000 teachers at risk, a statewide council of Maryland education officials are trying to change the state’s data-privacy laws. Maryland’s new Student Data Privacy Council [Read More…]

Oct 112019
 October 11, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Govt, Surveillance, U.S.

Chris Burt reports: Perceptics, the automated license plate reader company that suffered a massive breach of data it had collected under contract to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), has agreed to new security controls and will be allowed to continue working with the agency, The Washington Post reports. At the time [Read More…]

Oct 112019
 October 11, 2019  Posted by  Govt, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Kaylin Jorge reports: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents (ICE) showed up at a Nashville elementary school in September seeking student records, FOX 17 News has confirmed. Metro Schools said ICE agents went to Una Elementary School and tried to get information about students from school officials. ICE agents were [Read More…]

Oct 112019
 October 11, 2019  Posted by  Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Kate Fazzini reports: Researchers from the Aspen Institute are raising concerns about a Florida initiative meant to collect and collate huge amounts of data on schoolchildren in the state, according to a report released Thursday. Florida schools are now required to collect, store and crunch data on students in the name of predicting [Read More…]