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Cabinet wants privacy primary school children improve

Cabinet wants privacy primary school children improve

The privacy of students in the Netherlands must be better protected. To achieve that, the government with a bill allowing students in so-called digital learning now less personal data required.

For many digital learning resources, students have all kinds of information, such as their first name, class, school, and grade level. This data can after a hack or a leak on the street end up.

There, the cabinet wants to change this, by a pseudonym in the form of a code. So do, for example, the birth name and the sex of a pupil will no longer be shared, the government, in a statement.

All pupils in primary schools, secondary schools and mbo’s to get a pseudonym. The government hopes that the new rules beginning in 2018.

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