inBloom Puts Sensitive Student Information at Risk

Friday, March 15, 2013

Thousands of New York parents have emailed state and city education officials in recent weeks protesting this plan to share student data with private companies — yet no parent has gotten any response.

Why does the state refuse to allow parents to decide whether the benefits of this plan outweigh the risks? That’s because the advantages are all hypothetical and the risks are all too obvious.

The most sensitive confidential data is being shared, including children’s names, emails, phone numbers, photos, which will be stored along with grades, test scores, health conditions, disabilities and detailed disciplinary records.

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