The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has responded to the Department for Education's (DoE) call for evidence on generative artificial intelligence (AI) in education. The ICO welcomes the DoE's consultation and agrees with its position concerning this technology's potential benefits and risks. The ICO concludes that generative AI technologies deployed in schools must comply with data protection laws and uphold people's rights and freedoms, including their right to privacy. Educational institutions using generative AI should consider their data protection obligations from the outset, particularly their obligations towards children. Developers and deployers of such solutions may fall within the scope of the Age-Appropriate Design Code.
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