May 312023
 May 31, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Business, Featured News, Govt, Laws, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lesley Fair writes: “Stop it!” Moms and Dads may have to repeat that instruction to their kids, but when parents said it to Amazon in an effort to get the company to delete children’s voice data obtained through its Alexa voice assistant, Amazon should have honored those requests immediately. But [Read More…]

May 232023

The Federal Trade Commission has obtained an order against education technology provider Edmodo for collecting personal data from children without obtaining their parent’s consent and using that data for advertising, in violation of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule), and for unlawfully outsourcing its COPPA compliance responsibilities [Read More…]

May 172023
 May 17, 2023  Posted by  Breaches, Non-U.S., Online, Youth & Schools

David Looby reports: New Ross district councillor Bridín Murphy has appealed to Co Wexford politicians to not post photos of themselves with pupils, having received a complaint from a parent on the matter. Speaking at the May New Ross Municipal District meeting, Cllr Murphy said: “On the issue of child [Read More…]

May 102023
 May 10, 2023  Posted by  Laws, Online, U.S., Youth & Schools

Tonya Riley reports: Lawmakers in Washington and in statehouses around the country are seeking to compel tech companies to prove the age of their users, part of a growing national effort to better protect young children from the harms of the internet. But requiring age-verifying technology to keep teenagers away [Read More…]