Thoughts on the YouTube COPPA Complaint

On April 8th, 2018 a coalition of 20 child advocacy, privacy and consumer groups filed a complaint asking the US Federal Trade Commission to investigate the Google-owned video site for alleged violations of children’s online privacy laws. The primary argument in the complaint appears to be that based on the content of YouTube, the service […]

FERPA, COPPA and the myths we tell each other

This Sunday is Data Privacy Day., so I thought I would list some of the more “interesting” interpretations I have heard (and read) about COPPA, FERPA and how schools approve educational services. I eventually plan to write up an annotated version of this list, so if you have additions, please tweet them to me @jsiegl […]

Plagiarism, Precedence and the Agora Letter

Earlier today the US Department of Education released a letter outlining their findings against Agora Cyber Charter schools. The letter, and Future of Privacy Forum’s commentary are worth devoting some quiet time to parse through.  The primary evidence for Dept. of Ed’s finding of Agora’s violation of the parent’s FERPA rights was based on the […]