Australian educational authority forcing kids into invasive database

Joel sez, "Education Queensland in Australia is creating a database of children including photos, 'ambitions,' addresses and other personal information as part of a state-wide intranet. The Education Minister is saying that if parents refuse to allow their children's details to be included in the database, they'll be refused an education – subverting the legal requirement that the govt provide children with an education, AND the kids' privacy in a very disturbing way.

As someone who watched a fifteen year old get inside an Education Queensland 'secure' intranet within ten minutes a couple of years back, there's no way it'd be difficult for a determined individual to get inside."


(Thanks, Joel!)