Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children's data

Department of Education criticised for secretly sharing children's data
 

The UK’s privacy regulator has criticised the Department for Education (DfE) for secretly sharing children’s personal data with the Home Office, triggering fears it could be used for immigration enforcement as part of the government’s hostile environment policy.
Acting on a complaint by the campaigning organisation, Against Borders for Children (ABC), the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) ruled that the DfE had failed to comply fully with its data protection obligations and may face further regulatory action.
Pupil data is routinely collected by schools, according to the human rights... read more

 
12 November 2019 in Learning, Views: 86
Source: Guardian
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