Google admits mining the data of students through apps for education tools

Google has acknowledged gathering data from millions of student emails through its Apps for Education suite of tools which are used by schools around the world, International Business Times reports.

An ongoing lawsuit filed against the California-based company for improperly scanning private emails has been described by the plaintiffs as crossing the “creepy line”, according to court documents.

Now a spokesperson for Google has reportedly acknowledged to the American education news website Education Week that the search giant“scans and indexes” the emails of all Apps for Education users, of which there are 30 million around the world.

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