A majority of online remote learning platforms and education technology (EdTech) apps violate student data privacy. Of 163 products used in 49 countries,146 (89%) of the platforms and products appeared to engage in data practices that put children’s rights at risk, contributed to undermining children’s rights to privacy, or actively infringed on these rights. In most of the products, children and parents were monitored without consent. The platforms harvested data on children’s identities, their locations, and their classroom activities.
The analysis, conducted by Human Rights Watch, examined a variety of types of tracking technologies present in . . .