Sep 222014
 September 22, 2014  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Non-U.S., Youth & Schools

Telecompaper reports some great student privacy protection by the Dutch privacy regulator:

The Dutch privacy regulator CBP has found that a company renting tablets to schools violated the privacy of students. Snappet, the company that rents tablets with built-in apps to over 400 primary schools, was using personal data on the devices to compare students from different schools using Snappet tablets. The schools had not given their written permission for this, and Snappet was not informing the schools sufficiently on how it used the data, the regulator found. Snappet said it will inform customers better in future and also change the way it presents results from the tablets so these cannot be traced back to children. The CBP will monitor the company to make sure it implements the changes.

You can find CBP’s statement here (translation), with a link to the full report of findings.

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