School use of software programs to track students is raising privacy concerns, The Washington Post reports. “Hundreds of applications, big and small, are being used at schools across the country to do everything from track homework to modify behavior. They can collect data about intelligence, disciplinary issues, personalities and schedules,” according to the report. Head of the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy Leonie Haimson said parents “are upset about the lack of privacy involved” and how the data collected is being used. A student in Loudoun County, Virginia, has launched an online petition to stop the use of software that tracks students’ behavior, calling it “a violation of our privacy.” (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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