YouTube fined $170 million for collecting data on children

by Betsy Foresman • 1 year ago

Despite being the biggest settlement for a company accused of violating the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, critics say it's not enough.

5 privacy considerations before trying new edtech in the classroom

by Colin Wood • 2 years ago

Student privacy becomes less overwhelming when teachers consider a few key tips, says Susan M. Bearden of the Future of Privacy Forum.

AI in classrooms can raise red flags on privacy

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

In a new resource, CoSN notes AI’s promise, but cautions that FERPA, COPPA and state-level requirements must be considered in advance.

With bipartisan support, Do Not Track Kids legislation returns in Congress

by Patience Wait • 2 years ago

Senate and House members have re-introduced a bill to protect children’s online data. It would update the 20-year-old COPPA.

YouTube accused of violating federal child privacy laws

by Mark Satter • 3 years ago

Nearly two dozen groups are requesting that the Federal Trade Commission investigate the Google unit.

Best practices (and common pitfalls) of edtech privacy policies

by Lindsey Barrett • 3 years ago

Commentary: Edtech vendors should strive for clarity and specificity in their privacy policies to enable school administrators to make smart choices.

CoSN releases updated toolkit for privacy protection in schools

by Emily Tate • 3 years ago

The latest version of the toolkit will help school leaders navigate key federal privacy policies and protect their students' data.

'Smart toys' like Pokemon Go, Hello Barbie raise fresh privacy concerns

by Darlene Aderoju and Corinne Lestch • 4 years ago

Toys are getting smarter, prompting even game-friendly privacy experts to caution against loose regulations.