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Commish: School Sites Lack Data-Use Info

CHILDREN’S PRIVACY—NEW ZEALAND

May 31, 2013

After sweeping a number of websites as part of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network, New Zealand Privacy Commissioner Marie Shroff has announced that many schools and some popular children’s websites “show there is often no information given to users about how their personal information collected via the site will be used and shared.” According to a press release, “We found that in a selection of the larger New Zealand schools’ websites we looked at, very few had any sort of policy at all.” In contrast, many children’s gaming websites had privacy policies that “were usually extremely detailed and lengthy, and the references were often to U.S. or European law.”
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