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Debra

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Anger over pupils database plan
« on: February 15, 2008, 08:33:18 AM »
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The government is being urged to scrap a database of all pupils' school records amid data security fears.

Every 14-year-old in England will have their exam results and personal details held on a central database.

They will each be given a lifelong "learner number" - and employers will be able to check their exam results on a tamper-proof "online CV".

Officials insist the system is secure but critics say the government can not be trusted with personal data.

There is also concern the system, which is expected to go online next September, could lead to school records being used against pupils in later life.

Officials denied reports that exclusions and expulsions are to be recorded on the database.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/politics/7242326.stm

Imagine everything you did as a 14 year old being exposed to your employers.  :shock:
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Re: Anger over pupils database plan
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2008, 01:50:29 PM »
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Imagine everything you did as a 14 year old being exposed to your employers.  :shock:


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No way, man!

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Anger over pupils database plan
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2008, 02:14:11 PM »
Ummm. Just about anyone can be an employer?
What suddenly makes them so trustworthy?

Hands up....Had a really scummy, smarmy, petty employer?
Betcha 90% of us have our hands up.

 

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