In December 2017, the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission hosted the workshop, “Student Privacy and Ed Tech.” The workshop brought together a wide range of stakeholders interested in protecting student privacy, with speakers representing districts, companies, and advocates. Almost all participants agreed that more clarity is necessary on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requirements. However, more than a year later, ED and the FTC have not yet provided that guidance.
In December 2018, iKeepSafe joined 14 other organizations representing education, business, and consumer advocates to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission urging them to provide additional guidance on the intersection of COPPA and FERPA.
(This blog post was originally posted on the Future of Privacy Forum website)
About the Author :: Felicia Rateliff
Felicia has extensive experience in nearly every area of marketing, including content development, company and product messaging, public relations, event management, and graphic design. Her passions include developing holistic solutions and programs that encompass all angles of marketing strategy. Prior to working with iKeepSafe, Felicia served as the US Marketing Manager for Impero Software, an international education technology company, where she was instrumental in developing the US version of the keyword library for their flagship online safety monitoring product, Education Pro. Before entering the marketing field, she created the first Career and Technical Education Graphic Arts program in Mexico Missouri, where she taught for seven years. Felicia holds an MBA with Marketing emphasis, lifetime Missouri Secondary and Postsecondary Teaching Certifications in Graphic Arts, Graphic Communications and Illustration, and is currently completing an MSM in Organizational Leadership and Change.