Children’s Privacy: Egypt’s government & UK test company exposed data of 72K kids

The Egyptian government, which in 2020 switched away from using the US College Board exam due to that company’s concern about security issues, established its own exam and in 2022 partnered with UK-based Academic Assessment Ltd. Human Rights Watch reports that now that vast amounts of personal data of tens of thousands of children who took that test was exposed for months. This puts the children at great risk, as anyone with an internet connection could find where they live, go to school, and if they have mental health or disciplinary issues. This violates both Egyptian and UK privacy laws regarding securing and not transferring children’s data.