Mandatory Student Spyware Is Creating a Perfect Storm of Human Rights Abuses

Source: Electronic Frontier Foundation
by Daly Barnett

“Spyware apps were foisted on students at the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns. Today, long after most students have returned to in-person learning, those apps are still proliferating, and enabling an ever-expanding range of human rights abuses. In a recent Center for Democracy and Technology report, 81 percent of teachers said their schools use some form of this ‘student monitoring’ spyware. Yet many of the spyware companies supplying these apps seem neither prepared nor concerned about the harms they are inflicting on students.” (06/08/22)