Bloomberg Law
May 23, 2023, 4:24 PM

FTC Faults Shuttered Education Tech Tool for Misusing Kids’ Data

Andrea Vittorio
Andrea Vittorio

Edmodo Inc., an educational technology platform that shut down its US business last year, violated children’s privacy law by collecting personal data without parents’ permission and using it for advertising, according to the Federal Trade Commission.

The California-based company failed to provide information about its data collection practices to schools and teachers and it improperly relied on them to provide authorization on behalf of parents, the FTC alleged in a complaint filed Monday in the US District Court for the Northern District of California.

The FTC ordered the educational technology platform to pay a $6 million fine as part of ...

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