Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

A University of Texas at Dallas study of 100 mobile apps for kids found that 72 violated a federal law aimed at protecting children’s online privacy. Dr. Kanad Basu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering in the Erik Jonsson S… Continue reading Researchers create tool for protecting children’s online privacy

Two schoolkids sue Google for collecting biometrics

The suit is about biometrics and children’s privacy in Google’s education apps, which are suddenly, wildly popular now due to COVID-19. Continue reading Two schoolkids sue Google for collecting biometrics

Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

Nonsense! says Google in response to a lawsuit filed by New Mexico’s AG, which accuses Google of violating COPPA’s child privacy laws. Continue reading Google denies illegally slurping data off free student Chromebooks

Lawsuit Claims Google Collects Minors’ Locations, Browsing History

A new lawsuit alleges that Google’s G Suite for Education program covertly collects data from students, violating both COPPA and other data privacy regulations. Continue reading Lawsuit Claims Google Collects Minors’ Locations, Browsing History

Bipartisan bill in U.S. Congress seeks to help parents control data collected on kids

A bill proposed in the US House of Representatives on Jan. 9 aims to give parents greater control over the data collected about their children by amending the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), which imposes requirements on… Continue reading Bipartisan bill in U.S. Congress seeks to help parents control data collected on kids