24 Oct Denmark Law Will Require School to Check Student Search, Social Media History Check
It has been reported that a new law being proposed by Denmark’s Education Minister Merete Riisager may soon give schools unfettered access to their student’s laptops.
The law, which will also allow schools to check their student’s search history, social media activity, and even log files is being justified as a measure to prevent examination cheating. However, it has already received major backlash from both students and teachers who have called it an unfair invasion of one’s privacy.
The proposal has also received resistance from chairman of the Danish High School Association, Jens Philip Yazdani, law professor Sten Schaumburg-Müller from the University of Southern Denmark, as well as the chairman of the IT Political Association, Jesper Lund.