FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00006

Submission Number:
00006
Commenter:
Ann Streit
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
I am deeply concerned about the amount of information that is being collected on our children. The data is being shared with corporations whose goal is financial, not educational. Most parents are not aware of the extent of the kind of information being gathered, nor the impact the data could have on educational placement and even future employment. The amount of data being collected should be significantly reduced and must be kept private unless the parent gives informed, written concent, allowing their child's information to be released to private or public entities, outside of the classroom.