InBloom had to close down due to lack of trust

Type: Evidence | Proposition: D: Ethics | Polarity: | Sector: | Country:

Protests began in earnest when it was discovered that inBloom’s software had more than 400 optional data fields that schools could fill out—asking for potentially sensitive information such as the nature of family relationships, learning disabilities, and even Social Security numbers. Although there were no reported leaks, parents were uncomfortable without an absolute guarantee of that data’s safety or a clear indication of who could access it. (Slate future tense, 24 April 2014)