New Study of School Websites Reveals Widespread Online Security and Privacy Issues
Based on automated and manual reviews conducted over 4 months (between October 2017 and January 2018) of every state department of education website and a nationwide sample of 159 school district websites, Tracking: EDU found that:
The use of third-party ad tracking and online surveillance technology was found to be nearly universal on both state and local education agency websites; well over 40 unique tracking services were identified in the limited scans conducted by this study.
School administrators, technology directors, and education policymakers are encouraged to act swiftly to address the issues raised by this first-of-its-
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