Brazilian educational websites surveil children


Human Rights Watch called on the national government of Brazil to amend the country's data protection law to add new safeguards to protect children online following the discovery that seven educational webistes directed at Brazilian students, including two created by state education secretariats, used tracking developed for advertising purposes to surveil children, harvested their personal data, and sent it to third-party companies. The websites watched children in their online classrooms and into their private lives in ways that were impossible to avoid. They were set up during the covid-19 pandemic and all but one are still in use. 

Article: Brazilian educational websites surveil children 

Publication: Human Rights Watch

Writer: HRW

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