Companies, educational institutions, and even students face a difficult task interpreting the code and regulations surrounding FERPA and COPPA. The penalties for violating these laws can be painful, including fines for COPPA violations of up to $40,000 per child and the withdraw of Department of Education funding under FERPA.
To protect clients, we provider opinion letters addressing the legal landscape surrounding a particular issue or concept. For example, how do COPPA and FERPA apply to an app company developing an app students and teachers can use to communicate? A legal opinion provides a written explanation of the nature of the app in question, the particular FERPA and/or COPPA code that applies to the app information collection and usage practices, and whether the scenario will meet the legal obligations of FERPA and/or COPPA.
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Richard A. Chapo, Esq.