IDAC Investigation Into EdTech Apps Finds Mixed Cybersecurity Practices

Everyday more educational apps are being downloaded to provide students additional help with subjects. While these apps are great resources, a study from the International Digital Accountability Council (IDAC) released on September 1 looked into the data privacy protections in 496 edtech apps from 22 countries. While the study did not find any intentional misconduct, the authors did find security risks that require attention.

“As parents, teachers, and schools scramble to prepare for teaching and learning this fall, it is important to take a close look at the privacy and security features of edtech apps that are likely to see much greater use,” said IDAC President Quentin Palfrey, in a statement.

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