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Recent Corrections

  • We have corrected CEELI’s name in this text.

  • 7/18/2022: This statement has been updated to reflect the full list of signatories. 

  • 7/18/2022: This press release has been updated to reflect the correct number of signatories for the joint statement. 

  • March 1, 2024: This news release has been updated to reflect new information indicating that Yusuf Zahab, an Australian citizen who was forced to live under the Islamic State (ISIS) as a child, is alive and detained in a prison in northeast Syria.

  • The release has been amended to clarify that Panama, Honduras, and Guatemala have requested visas for Venezuelans since 2017.

  • This release has been changed to remove an out-of-place sentence that mistakenly was added to the first paragraph in editing. We have also amended the publication to clarify that Ola Chrzanowska is a human rights expert.

  • We have edited the online version of this news release for clarity to indicate that suspended sentences or prison terms in relation to the 2020 vigil specifically range between 4 and 14 months.

  • This release has been updated to reflect the May 31, 2022 response from the Mexican National Institute of Migration.

  • July 11, 2022: This report has been updated to correctly reflect the technical findings for the website version of EdPuzzle, so that the analysis reflects only the webpages that children likely had to interact with in order to access their virtual classroom.

    This report has been updated to correctly reflect the previous removal of an EdTech product from this investigation, and to reflect that Asahi Shinbun’s EdTech website contains learning materials for children and is directed at parents.

    This report has been updated to reflect the SDKs verified to be embedded in the Microsoft Teams app; to reflect the types of data that the Cisco Webex app may collect in light of relevant changes in the Android operating system at the time of analysis that may have affected an unknown number of the app’s users; and to reflect that the text field on which Education Perfect was found to utilize key logging techniques appears to have been targeted at parents and teachers.

    Human Rights Watch removed one product from the report due to an ambiguity in the government’s recommendation of the product for children, which was withdrawn after publication at the company’s request. Accordingly, it has revised the numbers of products analyzed throughout the report.

    This report has been updated to correctly reflect the technical findings for the verified version of Minecraft: Education Edition.

  • We removed an earlier map with incorrect shading originally posted to this page. We have corrected the error.