"Google collects schoolchildren's personal data, including internet searches, a civil liberties group says."
"In a complaint to the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) said the alleged practice broke both Google promises and trade rules."
"It said Google products used in schools sent data to the company without first seeking parental permission."
"Google said its tools complied with the law."
"Google provides schools with Chromebooks and its Google Apps for Education (GAFE) products - a suite of cloud-based productivity tools..."
"According to the EFF, the Chromebooks are enabled by default with a feature to synchronise the Chrome browsers installed on them. "
"No express consent was sought, it alleged."
"This allows Google to track, store on its servers, and data mine for non-advertising purposes records of every internet site students visit, every search term they use, the results they click on, videos they look for and watch on YouTube, and their saved passwords," it said in a statement.