Steve Nolan reports:
A huge ‘Big Brother’ style database containing details of around eight million schoolchildren is being compiled without the knowledge of their parents.
IT systems specialists are creating the database – including such information as a child’s age, sex, and academic records – which can be shared among officials from other agencies such as the police, NHS and charities.
Teachers are uploading information on pupils as often as six times a day to the database, created by Capita, one of the UK’s largest contractors to both central and local government.
Read more on The Daily Mail.
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