More than half of state departments of education lack key security and privacy protections for users, according to a recent state-by-state survey by EdTech Strategies, a technology consulting firm.
12 states offer no HTTPS—or secure site—support
3 states have errors in certificates that guarantee website connection security
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5 states actively redirect visitors from secure to unsecured connections
6 states do not direct users by default to a secure site
48 of 50 state agency sites (plus D.C.’s) employ ad tracking and/or online surveillance (such as by Google or Facebook), with Maine and Utah being exceptions