New Mexico sues Google alleging it collected data from children

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  1. hawki

    hawki Registered Member

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    "ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s attorney general sued Google Thursday over allegations the tech company is illegally collecting personal data generated by children in violation of federal and state laws.

    The lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Albuquerque claims Google is using its education services package that is marketed to school districts, teachers and parents as a way to spy on children and their families..."

    https://www.marketwatch.com/story/n...ta-from-children-2020-02-21?mod=mw_latestnews
     
  2. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Google denies claims that free school Chromebooks are illegally collecting student data
    A lawsuit filed in New Mexico alleges the free devices are serving a nefarious purpose
    February 21, 2020

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/googl...hool-chromebooks-are-harvesting-student-data/
     
  3. mirimir

    mirimir Registered Member

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    OK, so Google admits that it's collecting data. But not for ads. It's probably something about information for improving user experience.

    And it argues that, if the data collection is in fact illegal, it's the schools' fault for not obtaining parental consent.

    Makes sense to me ;)
     
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    Schools using Google not fazed by New Mexico lawsuit
    March 7, 2020
    http://www.greenfieldreporter.com/2020/03/07/schools_using_google_not_fazed_by_new_mexico_lawsuit/
     
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