Supporting learners in their studies by offering them the latest technological advances that will assist them in research is an important and noble endeavor. However, Google’s and similar companies’ recent focus on providing schools with laptops while continuing to collect users’ data appears to have rather sinister undertones that are worth examining in greater depth. Although the specified stance might seem similar to a conspiracy theory, there is sufficient evidence to question the actions of Google and the related organizations regarding their recent focus on schools. Namely, with the history of users’ privacy violations by processing private information for marketing purposes and related goals, companies such as Google need to have their motives questioned (Choi et al., 2019). By exerting tighter control over the actions of these companies, one will be able to prevent further corporate takeover and the mismanagement of students’ data, as well as possible violations of their privacy.
The study of privacy issues related to It and the data management opportunities that they provide fascinates me most. Incorporating a range of controversial dilemmas, particularly, the conflict of interest regarding private data management between service users and the organizations offering these services, the specified topic includes a range of contentious issues to discuss. Therefore, it would be a thrilling opportunity to examine the bias of organizations such as Google intervening in the management of students’ data by introducing their products into the academic environment. By providing a perspective of an educator and a parent, one will be able to search for a compromise and the means of protecting children from the threat of their private data being compromised.
Choi, J. P., Jeon, D. S., & Kim, B. C. (2019). Privacy and personal data collection with information externalities. Journal of Public Economics, 173, 113-124. Web.