FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology #00005

Submission Number:
00005
Commenter:
Kris Alman
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
FTC, Department of Education Announce Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
FERPA and COPPA should have a private right of action. As devices are promulgated for "personalized learning," (without evidence EdTech works and with ESSA dollars siphoned to do so), cybercrime escalates. SEAs, LEAs, teachers and students are ill prepared to review data sharing and privacy/security agreements. To make things more complicated, Ed Tech providers use third party vendors which have their own agreements. The bottom line is that sensitive student data is being compromised every day. There is NO chain of custody of the data. And thus no accountability. That's why these laws need a private right of action.