Children should not have to sacrifice their privacy for education


This year, the media has exposed — and the government, including through guidance issued by the F.B.I.

has begun to address — a string of harms to individual privacy by the technology sector’s leading firms. But policymakers must intervene specifically to protect the most precious and vulnerable people in our society: children. Their behavioral data is continuously suctioned up by technology firms through tablets, smartphones and computers and is at risk of being misused. For many American children, going to school.....

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