Why did it take a letter from a U.S. Senator to get answers to these questions? Why couldn’t Google have just told us when we asked?
Emma Brown reports:
What does Google do with the personal information it collects from children who use Google products at school? That has become a pressing question for privacy advocates as Google has quickly grown into one of the nation’s largest providers of educational technology in K-12 schools.
Now Google has provided some answers to that question in a seven-page letter to Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), the ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law.
Google does not use K-12 students’ personal information to serve targeted advertisements, the company says in the letter, which was signed by Sue Molinari, Google’s vice president for public policy and government relations.
Read more on The Washington Post.