Remote learning and student privacy

The COVID-19 pandemic required remote learning for Ontario’s students for much of the 2020/2021 school year. Students across the province are now, for the most part, back in the classroom. However, online educational tools are here to stay.

Ontario’s municipal privacy law, the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), requires that public school boards and schools ensure that online tools and data management systems properly protect students’ personal information.



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