It is essential that children learn about data privacy and security. Their lives will be fully enveloped by technologies that involve data. But far too little about these topics is currently taught in most schools.
Fortunately, there is a solution, one that I’m proud to have been involved in creating. The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe), a nonprofit group of policy leaders, educators, and various experts, has released the Privacy K-12 Curriculum Matrix.
Describing the FTC’s pursuit of LabMD as “illegal and unconstitutional,” Bailey & Ehrenberg partner Jason Ehrenberg based much of the suit on the agency’s interaction with Tiversa, a data security firm that came under congressional scrutiny last year over accusations that it hacked a LabMD computer and tried to blackmail the company.
“Every step of the way, the defendant FTC attorneys supported their actions with lies, thievery and testimony from a private company, Tiversa, whose business model was based on convincing companies to pay them to ‘recover’ files that, in truth, they hacked from computers all over the world,” Ehrenberg, who is representing LabMD and its owner, Michael Daugherty, wrote in the lawsuit.