FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology

As schools continue to find new ways to help enhance learning through technology, they must also ensure these efforts comply with federal laws designed to help protect the privacy of children and students. The Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education will co-host an Ed Tech Workshop on December 1, 2017 to examine how […]

FTC Concludes Review of iVeriFly’s Proposed COPPA Verifiable Parental Consent Method

Following a public comment period and review of iVeriFly’s proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule verifiable parental consent method application, the Federal Trade Commission determined it was unnecessary to approve the company’s specific method. In a letter to iVeriFly, the FTC stated that the company’s proposed method is a variation on existing methods already […]

FTC Report Raises Privacy Questions About Mobile Applications for Children

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a staff report showing the results of a survey of mobile apps for children. The survey shows that neither the app stores nor the app developers provide the information parents need to determine what data is being collected from their children, how it is being shared, or who will […]