Friday, February 27, 2009

Independent schools encourage opting out of ContactPoint

From the Times:
"The Independent Schools Council (ISC), which represents 1,280 fee- paying schools, has written to its members describing the new database, ContactPoint, as an “unjustified interference in the privacy of the majority of children and their carers”.

David Lyscom, chief executive of the ISC, wants schools to write to all parents warning them that ContactPoint “will put some children at risk through data theft or loss”. The ISC also warns parents that the database will contain such poor-quality data that it may create a “misleading or unhelpful” impression of their child."

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