Webcams in Schools Raise Privacy Issue

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on August 12, 2003

Who’s Watching the Class? According to this USA Today article, students in Biloxi, Mississippi schools will be continuously monitored while in their classrooms, all of which are equipped with webcams whose footage is stored on PC hard drives. The data may be viewed “on virtually any Internet-connected computer.” The article also mentions the use of webcams in other school districts, as well as the privacy concerns associated with the use of this technology.

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