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Privacy is a serious concern for everyone, from school administrators to parents. Simply clicking “I Agree” or signing up for a new service can mean that you are consenting to provide a company with a wide range of your personal information without a clear understanding of what they will do with it. Where children are concerned, privacy protection is even more important. Fortunately, there are legal safeguards in place to help protect the privacy of our young ones.You may have heard of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 COPPA. But do you know what it is and how it protects children’s privacy?

via What Is COPPA & How Can I Keep Student Data Safe?.

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Good stuff about what’s changed with this summer’s FAQs and other info.

The FTC has been busy this summer! In addition to releasing a few online marketing and privacy reports, the nation’s consumer watchdog also issued several updates to the current mac-daddy  of U.S. online privacy laws – the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The changes are mostly cosmetic and language-oriented – out with “legalese,” in with “plain English” type of adjustments.

Nevertheless, there are a few items worth reviewing.

via Summer 2014 COPPA Update: Cleaner & Safe Harbor Programs.

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