The Privacy Technical Assistance Center, working with the Department of Education’s Family Policy Compliance office, has developed a new checklist document that provides a framework for evaluating online educational tools' Terms of Service Agreements. This document is intended to assist users in understanding how a given online service or app will collect, use and/or transmit user information so that they can then decide whether or not to sign up.
The document is available here and is divided into several sections:
A checklist for evaluating Terms of Service Agreements to ensure that the app or program will handle data in a safe and secure manner.
Warning signs and potential illegal practices to look out for when using these applications.
Recommendations and best practices for what you or your organization can do to protect yourself and your data.
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