A school board in Pennsylvania that started a privacy firestorm by activating the Webcams on its students' school-issued laptops has been cleared of wrongdoing in a report conducted by lawyers hired by … the school board.
 
According to ZDNet, the report says administrators of the Lower Merion School District meant no harm when they took 30,000 Webcam pics of students and family, unbeknownst to them. Administrators were simply “careless.”
 
The collection of the images resulted from “failure to implement policies, procedures and record-keeping requirements and the overzealous and questionable use of technology by IS personnel.” Sure, blame the techies.
 
BTW, it'd be nice if, when I broke the law, I got to hire the jury that decides whether I'm culpable.

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