Category Archives: COPPA

FTC Seeks to Send a Message about COPPA and Schools

In late May, the Federal Trade Commission sought an injunction in the Northern District of California against Edmodo, which has historically offered school districts a virtual classroom platform with tools for assignments, quizzes, and similar items.  The FTC argues that Edmodo violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act by failing to obtain parental consent to certain disclosures of children’s personal information.

As the FTC has long expressed in guidance,… More

Cybersecurity 2019 — The Year in Preview: COPPA, the GDPR, and Protecting Children’s Data

Editors’ Note:  This is the second in our third annual end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year.  Our previous entry was on energy and security.  Up next:  trends in state data privacy enforcement.

Since the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect in May 2018, one of the most common questions for practitioners is what the GDPR means for children. … More