Jessica Lee, Nerissa McGinn
We are entering a new era of regulation for children’s privacy. With the rise of edtech during the pandemic and the increase in digital content and activities that attract children, regulators, advocates, and consumers have all raised concerns about whether kids’ data is being adequately protected online. Existing laws are being enforced with more frequency, and new laws focusing not just on privacy, but also the safety and mental health of kids and teens, are poised to have wide-ranging implications for the design of digital platforms. These laws not only affect traditional education technology (edtech) companies but also kidstech companies that provide digital products and services for children and general audience sites that may have considered themselves to be outside of the scope of COPPA.
In this session, we will unpack this patchwork of laws, discuss what we see on the horizon, and walk the audience through the steps their organizations can take to prepare for these changes.
Jessica Lee, Partner, Loeb & Loeb (moderator)
Nerissa McGinn, Partner, Loeb & Loeb
Chanda Marlowe, Associate, Loeb & Loeb