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School Board Delays Fielding of Questionnaire

STUDENT PRIVACY

November 19, 2010

Ontario's Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is delaying the launch of a student survey that has been a source of controversy due to privacy concerns, the CBC reports. The board announced this week that it will share the questions with Ontario's information and privacy commissioner before fielding. The survey is intended to help school officials better address the needs of students, but the sensitive nature of some of the questions has raised red flags among parents and advocates.
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