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Schools Spy On Pupils

by | 25th, May 2007

SCHOOLS get powers to spy on pupils.

Dizzy writes:

This is just wrong

“Maintained schools have the power to collect pupils’ personal data, including biometric data without prior written consent of parents. Under paragraph 3(1) of Schedule 1 of the Education Act 2002 the governing body of a maintained school has the legal power to do anything which appears to them to be necessary or expedient for the purposes of, or in connection with, the conduct of the school.” – Education Minister, Jim Knight

Jesus wept. Couple this with the Government’s proposals for greater and easier information sharing across Whitehall and Local Government and it all just makes me shudder.

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