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Communications Daily: Attorneys Dismiss Calls for FTC to Scrutinize COVID-19 Privacy

April 01, 2020

O’Melveny special counsel Scott Pink was quoted in this Communications Daily story about the need for the FTC to scrutinize children’s data collections as COVID-19 has forced students to learn online. Pink explained the virus generated an unprecedented need for distance learning and remote entertainment, and said it is reminder for companies to be “mindful of the increasing regulatory scrutiny and the importance” of COPPA compliance. The collaboration between schools and tech companies needs to “ensure that proper notice is provided to and consent obtained from parents,” he added.