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Recommendations on ensuring privacy in Ontario schools not enough, say experts

Wednesday, November 08, 2017 @ 9:32 AM | By Ian Burns

Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner is raising alarm bells about the use of technology in the province's classrooms, but experts are saying some of the recommendations made are unrealistic and do not go far enough in ensuring students’ privacy is protected.

Teresa Scassa, University of Ottawa’s faculty of common lawThe report was part of a larger international effort co-ordinated by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), a group of more than 60 privacy enforcement authorities working together to strengthen privacy protections in an increasingly global context....