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Privacy Considerations for School Boards in the Era of Online Learning 

While many school boards in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada begin distance learning in attempt to salvage the school year, many school boards wonder how to respect their duties in relation to the privacy of their students, their employees and their families. As many school boards have turned their attention to software to dispense distance learning via live videoconferencing, it is essential to underline important privacy considerations that will ensure that the distance learning program is compliant with school boards’ obligations.   Consent School boards would be well advised to receive the written consent of the students’ parents or guardians…

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