May 142014
 
 May 14, 2014  Laws, Online, Youth & Schools

Scott Koller writes:

Student privacy has become a hot topic as regulators and legislatures alike, take a close look at how companies handle student data.  At the forefront of this issue is the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a federal statute enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and designed to protect and regulate the collection of personal information from students younger than thirteen.  This is accomplished, in part, by requiring websites or other online services (collectively, “operators”) to get parents’ permission before they collect, use, or disclose a child’s personal information.  Among others, COPPA also requires operators to properly secure the data they collect and disclose their information sharing practices.

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