There was a story in the Dallas Morning News yesterday about how several Texas school districts are handing pertinent information, such as Social Security numbers, over to a private software company. The information in question happens to be identifying data for kindergartners in these schools. Oh, and all of this is being done without the parents' permission.
That just sounds wrong on principle. But here is the statement in the article that really stood out to me:
A privacy expert says thousands of 5- and 6-year-olds are vulnerable to identity
theft as a result.
When I read this, I just had a mental image of little schoolchildren crying and claiming, "But I didn't get my chocolate milk yet! You gave it to someone else!"
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