New student database sparks questions over security

03/3/2013 | Yahoo

A K-12 student database will be featured this week at an education-technology conference in Austin, Texas. The database, which has been operating for three months, was created with help from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and contains data on millions of students, such as addresses, social security numbers, information on learning disabilities, test scores, attendance, hobbies and career goals. While school districts would retain the rights to the data, the potential for information to be shared has sparked concerns over privacy and security.

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