- The U.S. Federal Trade Commission will vote on a policy statement announcing prioritization of Children's Online Privacy Protection Act enforcement related to education technology during a May 19 virtual open meeting. "Particularly as the use of education technology has expanded during the COVID-19 pandemic, the statement makes clear that parents and schools must not be required to sign up for surveillance as a condition of access to tools needed to learn," a press release said. Members of the public are invited to share feedback.
- Delivering nearly 5,000 petition signatures to the FTC, Access Now, Free Press and UltraViolet called on the agency to begin a privacy and civil rights rulemaking. With the confirmation of Georgetown University law professor Alvaro Bedoya as commissioner, Access Now U.S. Policy Analyst Willmary Escoto said, “the FTC can finally move forward with a rulemaking that defends the rights of marginalized people in the U.S. and around the world.”
Editor’s note: IAPP Staff Writer Alex LaCasse reported on reactions to Bedoya’s confirmation.
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