Uh oh, Edmodo! Ed-Tech Provider to Pay $6M for COPPA Violation

Education tech tech provider Edmodo had to pay $6 million in fines in 2023 for collecting information from students without parental consent, using that information for advertising purposes, and retaining personal information longer than reasonably necessary to fulfill the purpose for which it was collected. The FTC has made it clear that it will enforce children’s online privacy laws and “that ed tech providers cannot outsource compliance responsibilities to schools, or force students to choose between their privacy and education.”

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