Children’s Privacy: Illuminate Ed expelled due to mass data breach (and negligent oversight)

Major ed tech vendor, Illuminate Ed, just become the first company to be stripped of its Student Privacy Pledge ethical data designation following discovery that it didn’t encrypt all student data that it claimed. The Student Privacy Pledge program was created by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) to recognize and ensure ethical data practice for students. Illuminate Ed has also been referred by the FPF to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and to states’ attorneys general in California and New York for further action.