FTC and the Department of Education to Host Workshop on Student Privacy and Ed Tech; Seeking Public Comments
Last Updated: October 2017
The U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will host a joint workshop on December 1, 2017 to explore the intersection of Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).
This workshop will solicit input from a variety of education technology vendors, schools, parents, advocates, and privacy professionals to discuss their experiences navigating FERPA and COPPA while implementing education technology in a classroom setting. The Department and the FTC are interested in learning about experiences, both positive and negative, in navigating the intersection of these statutes.
You can find a full list of questions, and information about how to submit comments, in the attached document. The workshop, which is free and open to the public, will be at the FTC’s Constitution Center, 400 7th St., SW, Washington, DC. It will be webcast live on the FTC’s website.