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Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the role of schools, FTC reviews the (March 2015 School Leader Update)

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The Federal Trade Commission recently provided a review for schools regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and its application in a school setting. COPPA protects children’s privacy and the online collection of personal information by commercial entities or software companies. In short, schools don’t fall under the legal definition of who is covered under COP-PA because schools are not commercial operators. However, many schools use sites or services that are covered by COPPA and require notice and parental consent. This article outlines that issue. Testing, testing: A review session on COPPA and schools

For more information on COPPA, see the links below:

Complying with COPPA: Frequently Asked Questions

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule: Not Just for Kids’ Sites

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 23, 2017 at 5:58pm.