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 February 21, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

It’s not often I read about someone being fired for a FERPA violation. Then I realized that the news source was a student-run publication. Good for them for covering this topic. Ujwal Srivastava reports: A computer science teaching assistant (TA) was removed from the staff of CS 224N: “Natural Language [Read More…]

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 February 20, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Court, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Nick Statt reports: Google is facing a new lawsuit filed by the state of New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas on Thursday, alleging the company violates the privacy of students who use free Chromebooks provided to schools through the company’s G Suite for Education platform. […] The data the suit accuses Google [Read More…]

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 February 20, 2020  Posted by  Breaches, Court, U.S., Youth & Schools

Nuria Martinez-Keel reports: Dove Charter School officials are being accused of illegally accessing confidential student information to send recruitment mailers to 107,000 fifth- and sixth-graders in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma State Department of Education made the accusation in a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court. Read more on Tulsa [Read More…]

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 February 8, 2020  Posted by  Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lindsey Tonsager and Sarah Guerrero of Covington & Burling write: On January 30, House Rep. Kathy Castor (D-FL) introduced the Protecting the Information of our Vulnerable Children and Youth (“PRIVCY”) Act, a bill that promises to be a significant overhaul of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). Currently, COPPA [Read More…]