Privacy invasion

Parents and teachers of students enrolled in the São Paolo state education network report that the Minha Escola SP app was auto-installed without permission on the phones of students at state schools and their guardians in order to increase student engagement and family participation. The Department of Education is investigating the circumstances.

São Paolo state education network forces monitoring app download
Publication: CNN Brazil
Writer: Renato Pereira

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