21 Feb British Govt Putting Millions of Children’s Privacy at Risk
Digital rights campaigners have recently criticized the National Pupil Database (NPD) and legislation which was set in motion last January 18. Non-profit Defend Digital Me says that the program keeps too much information on British school children and puts their privacy at risk.
It was also noted that the UK’s Department for Education (DfE) is keeping more records on children in Alternative Provision with the extension of its data retention program. This includes kids with Autism and other mental health issues, children who fall pregnant, children who commit criminal offenses (young offenders), children with disabilities (including hearing impairments), and children with learning difficulties.
Experts have argued that the data retention scheme will negatively impact millions of children not only now, but also in the future.
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