Summit Basecamp Platform Raises Privacy Concerns

PRIVACY PROBLEMS: Analysis of a personalized learning platform developed by Summit and Facebook shows privacy concerns, The Washington Post reported. The platform developed around 2010 shows a student’s year-long learning plan and offers personalized lessons for everyone. Dozens of schools in the country are reportedly using it, but students’ personal data — email addresses, grades and internet activity — are being tracked and shared. Parents are asked to sign a consent form that allows the data to be shared with companies like Facebook and Google, according to The Post.

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