Olivia Solon reports:
Data relating to every school pupil in England is now available for use by private companies thanks to a change in legislation implemented last year.
Education Secretary Michael Gove launched a public consultation back in November 2012 on proposal to let the Department for Education share extracts from the National Pupil Database “for a wider range of purposes than currently possible” to “maximise the value of this rich dataset”.
Read more on Wired (UK).
Sadly, they’re as short-sighted and immoral as the U.S., it seems. Wake up over there, folks….