Are your brainwaves private, sensitive information? Most people probably never really gave it much thought because it is not something companies usually collect and store. But if kids in school had to start wearing brainwave-detecting headbands that measure their attention levels in real-time, couldn’t that impact student privacy? The brainwave attention level results are shared with teachers, school administrators and are collected and stored by a private company.Four years ago, in response to the education sector handing over sensitive student data to a private company to create a national database meant for businesses with public school contracts, Donna Lieberman, New York Civil Liberties Union Executive Director, said, “Turning massive amounts of personal data about public school students to a private corporation without any public input is profoundly disturbing and irresponsible.”To read this article in full, please click here

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