Google complaint highlights continued privacy concerns 

Parents and educators hailed FERPA, COPPA and the Student Privacy Pledge as significant steps toward securing student data. But the Electronic Frontier Foundation believes that Google, a prominent player in edtech, is already violating those measures.In December, the foundation, a nonprofit digital rights group based in San Francisco, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google is using its ubiquitous access to educational devices to mine student data so it can better target advertising at students.Google Apps for Education—a suite that includes Google Docs and Google Classroom—does not track personal student information. But the foundation says Google’s ancillary services, such as YouTube and Chrome, collect non-education data (such as browsing and search history) when students are logged in with their school account.

Source: Google complaint highlights continued privacy concerns | District Administration Magazine

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