Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Business, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lois Beckett reports: Parents at a public school district in Maryland have won a major victory for student privacy: tech companies that work with the school district now have to purge the data they have collected on students once a year. Experts say the district’s “Data Deletion Week” may be [Read More…]

Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Business, Surveillance, U.S., Youth & Schools

Tom Nash reports: Nearly 60 percent of the 4,047 students targeted for a Virginia Commonwealth University Wi-Fi tracking pilot program refused to participate, according to documents released by VCU. The university began tracking attendance through the Wi-Fi on students’ phones and other devices in November after entering a $96,000, one-year agreement with vendor Degree [Read More…]

Dec 062019
 
 December 6, 2019  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Makena Kelly reports: TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, reached a settlement on Wednesday with a group of parents who alleged that the company collected and exposed the data and personal information of minors, in violation of the children’s privacy law. The plaintiff’s lawyer in the case, Gary Klinger, confirmed to The Verge that a proposed settlement [Read More…]