The Federal Trade Commission provided Education Week with new information about what the Children's Online Privacy Protection Acts means for schools and ed-tech companies.
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July 28, 2017
June 30, 2017
Schools should automatically delete a wide range of "superfluous" student information at the end of each school year, says digital-privacy lawyer Bradley Shear.
June 19, 2017
The Girl Scouts of the USA will introduce badges for online safety, combatting cyberbullying, and advanced IT skills beginning in Summer 2018.
June 08, 2017
The toolkit from the Consortium for School Networking provides further explanation of federal privacy laws and offers guidance in communicating and contracting with vendors.
May 16, 2017
Motherboard reported that millions of Edmodo user records were for sale on the dark web. The company has removed code that tracked student and teacher activity.
May 16, 2017
The toolkit, released by the Parent Coalition for Student Privacy and the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, identifies best practices for schools and districts.
April 18, 2017
Results from an unscientific survey by the Electronic Frontier Foundation suggest parents and students are worried about surveillance in schools.
April 05, 2017
Former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler blasted his Republican successor, accusing him of using "smokescreens" and "double speak" on key issues affecting K-12 schools.
February 13, 2017
The IRS is warning school districts to watch out for official-looking emails that ask for copies of employees' W-2 forms.
February 06, 2017
Three years after inBloom's demise, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong - and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.