European Data Protection Digest

ICO Announces Information Rights Research Project

STUDENT PRIVACY—UK

November 11, 2011

The Centre for Research on Families and Relationships at the University of Edinburgh will lead a research project to ensure young people are aware of privacy threats and the ways they can protect themselves, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has announced. "Embedding information rights in the education system isn't as straightforward as simply making all pupils complete a specific course--it's about equipping them with a set of life skills," said ICO Head of Strategic Liaison Jonathan Bamford, adding that knowledge about protecting online privacy and accessing information will empower students and "serve them well throughout their adult lives."
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