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So this article,
and others suggest that Google is still using surveillance to track and data-profile students under the age of 13.
Yet, though Google is being sued by many states in America, the schools using Google tools and Google search engines and Google docs and Google for Education seem not to be paying attention.

How does the school justify the signing up of students for Google products without parental authorization?

School authorities are more likley to shoot the messanger than to answer the questions. It is clear that the word is getting out, and that society and government in other jurisdictions are paying attention. Will it take legal action against schools to make school authorities recognize that signing up students on Google docs and using Chromebooks is not in the best interest of schools, the students, the families of the students, and society.
The list of complaints against Google continues to grow, and it is likely that the law suits against schools that ignore student and parent rights to sign up underage students will also grow.

"Balderas isn't the only state law enforcement official taking aim at Google. Arizona Attorney General is investigating the company over its location-tracking practices, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is probing whether Google violated state antitrust and consumer protection laws, and Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing the company over allegations that it collects data from students who use its education apps."

  • Sep 17 2018