Privacy Violation & Data Mining in BC

Documents from HELP showing government complicity in privacy violation and lack of informed parental consent for HELP’s massive data mining project

February is “EDI” Month in BC Kindergartens

Requirement for Informed Parental Consent Violated by Schools, HELP and BC Government
Letters from HELP to Kindergarten parents about the EDI:
2006 and 2009 letters (Kids First article)
Nov 2009. HELP. University of British Columbia – letter (PDF): “Parent/Guardian Information Letter 2010
Jan 13, 2011. HELP. University of British Columbia – letter (PDF): “Parent/ Guardian Information Letter 2011” – again no signed informend parental consent, no list of private records HELP intends to link”

All Children Are Included in Data Mining

What Schools & Government Won’t Tell BC Parents

  • HELP Document – List of BC children’s and parents’ private records. HELP is collecting “person specific” data “from conception to high school leaving” on “all children in BC”:

    March 2006. HELP. University of British Columbia – info brief (PDF): “Child and Youth Development Trajectories Research Unit [CYDTRU]

  • HELP Document – data collected from “pre-conception to young adulthood”. 97% of BC school students personal education and personal medical numbers are “linked”. Government signs approval of the data linkages:

    Summer 2004. HELP. University of British Columbia – info brief (PDF): “Health-Education Data Crosswalk Update – Summer 2004