Jul 222014
 

Maudlyne Ihejirika reports: A Chicago State University official is suing the University of Illinois at Chicago, accusing the school of violating federal education law by publicly discussing her dissertation and an accusation of plagiarism made by an adversary. The lawsuit, filed Monday by CSU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Angela Henderson, claims UIC violated [...]

Jul 222014
 

Charley Locke reports: Last Monday, at a private roundtable hosted by data platform company Clever and digital safety nonprofit iKeepSafe, over 300 representatives from technology companies, nonprofit organizations, and four school districts across the nation came together to share perspectives on student data privacy. The roundtable afforded these individuals, all with a vested interest in the safe use [...]

Jul 202014
 

From EPIC: EPIC has obtained documents from the Department of Education detailing parent and student complaints about the misuse of educational records. The Department released the documents in response to an EPIC Freedom of Information Act request. The documents reveal that schools and districts have disclosed students’ personal records without consent, possibly in violation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The documents also reveal that the Department failed to [...]

Jul 172014
 

Lindsey Tonsager writes: The FTC staff has posted revisions to three Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”) related to obtaining verifiable parental consent under its COPPA Rule. For a comparison of the old and new FAQs, click here. Although the changes (which include a new FAQ H.16) may appear substantial, they mostly reaffirm the FTC’s longstanding position that the agency’s list [...]

Jul 172014
 

Rose Bouboushian reports: Consumers may amend claims that Google and Viacom violate children’s privacy by using cookies to track their Internet use and target them for ads, a federal judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler in in Newark, N.J., presides over the multidistrict litigation against Google and Viacom, the parent company of MTV, Comedy Central, Paramount [...]