Apr 09 2020
Remote learning applications have been a lifeline for schools, colleges and universities during the COVID-19 outbreak, but they may also bring unexpected privacy challenges, according to attorney Beth Tyner Jones, a leader of Womble Bond Dickinson’s Education and School Law Team. Jones recently spoke about these challenge with Bloomberg Law. With regular classes disrupted in virtually every state due to COVID-19 concerns, educators have turned to online video meeting apps to maintain some semblance of a normal school year. But Jones said “There is little time for true diligence or compliance vetting” as schools are scrambling to implement emergency online learning plans.