FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00012

Submission Number:
00012
Commenter:
Dawn Forman
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
Student data should not be able to be used and sold in ways the parents and tax payers have no idea about. Student data can easily be compromised and gotten into the wrong hands. It's already happened at some schools. Schools and companies collecting data need to be held accountable for student data getting into the wrong hands. They should have the same consequences as other companies when data gets stolen. Parents should know who had the data of their children and how it will and could be used. The data does not belong to the school or company collecting it, but to the child and parent. Parents and children need to know, who has their data, how it will be used, if money has been exchanged for the data, and any other pertinent information about this data that could help parents determine if they want their child on these devices, programs, etc. parents should have the right to opt out of having their children subjected to this data stealing as it's not always the best learning experience for the child and rarely has the child's best interest at heart.