The Taipei City Government denies reports of a massive leak of school children’s personal information.
The News Lens
By: Olivia Yang
A new news website in Taiwan is accusing Taipei Mayor Ko Wen-je (柯文哲) of leaking the personal
information of more than 350,000 elementary and middle school students to Google, claims that the Taipei City Government categorically denies.
Mirror Media (鏡傳媒), officially launched earlier this month, published an article today alleging that the city’s Department of Education signed a contract with Google in June for its Google Apps for Education (GAFE) service, providing the 350,000 students with email accounts and cloud drives with unlimited storage space, as well as various learning apps and platforms.
Mirror Media reports that the contract was signed due to lack of storage space on “Taipei CooC-Cloud,” an online database launched by the Taipei City Government that contains learning materials and e-books for school students. [FULL STORY]