Privacy and Children’s Data

PRIVACY AND CHILDREN’S DATA:  An Overview of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act | November 13, 2013 | In collaboration with the Student Privacy Initiative at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Cyberlaw Clinic released this briefing document addressing two of the major federal legal regimes that govern privacy of children’s and students’ data in the United States: the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (commonly known as “COPPA”) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (commonly known as “FERPA”). The guide aims to offer schools, parents, and students a basic understanding of some of the laws that may apply when cloud computing tools are used for educational purposes.

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