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Do schools have permission to use pictures containing my face taken inside school forever if I agreed to it?

There are not enough facts to draw a conclusion First, it’s not clear that the document you signed amounts to a contract. For example, what consideration did the school give you in return for the ...
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Do schools have permission to use pictures containing my face taken inside school forever if I agreed to it?

The first question is, is the school required to obtain your consent. The answer is highly jurisdiction-dependent. California is very protective of the individual's personality right and there are ...
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Do schools have permission to use pictures containing my face taken inside school forever if I agreed to it?

Depending on jurisdiction, the right to any picture of you may be yours. Some countries allow taking and publishing pictures of you, as long as you are in public or on the picture taker's private ...
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Do schools have permission to use pictures containing my face taken inside school forever if I agreed to it?

They declined, citing the document that everyone signs. Ask to see their copy of the release that you signed. Since this was some number of years ago, I'd wager that they don't actually have it. If ...
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Can action be taken against a Discord server for someone admitting in chat they're under 13 then changing their age to over 13 thereafter?

Yes (probably), under COPPA The FTC has stated that YouTube content creators could be held liable under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a United States law that "imposes ...
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Are video consent forms needed for minors to participate in live video conferencing?

The issue is not exactly with minors, it is with FERPA and COPPA. This assumes that you have some indication of what students are connected to the web page. If you have students under 13 (surely you ...
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Is asking a website user their age the same as asking their birthdate?

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule, 16 C.F.R. 312 (COPPR), which is a regulation issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. ...
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Using Sentry in an app targeting children below 13 years

If an error occurs in the app, the app sends a message with the stacktrace and an anonymous user id to the Sentry Cloud. There is no such thing as an "an anonymous user id". It either ...
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Using Sentry in an app targeting children below 13 years

Are you collecting personal information? A user id, assuming that it is the same per user across time, is personally identifiable information for both COPPA and GDPR, and would need to meet Google’s ...
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Does COPPA ban children from playing video games online through a parent's account?

The COPPA regulations are here, and here is the FTC's explanation. The main thing to note is that there is no "ban" on children or parents, there is a "ban" on companies. The main ...
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Can action be taken against a Discord server for someone admitting in chat they're under 13 then changing their age to over 13 thereafter?

To build up on hszmv's answer, the responsibility to age verity is on the operators of the Discord service. But, since the user has made both statements that they are 12 and that they are 18, the ...
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How can video creators on Youtube be fined under COPPA?

The FTC has not been explicit about how their threat works, but it probably involves holding Youtube and channel-owners jointly liable. Already, Youtube has been held massively liable for child-...
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Mandatory Disclosing of Minor's User Data to Minor's Guardian

What rights the guardians would have to compel disclosure will vary by jurisdiction -- in the US I believe this would be a matter of state law. But in at least some states I think the guardians could ...
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How much evidence do I need in their ban appeal that they are actually 13+ to unban someone who was banned for being under 13 (to comply with COPPA)?

The regulations are addressed to the "operator of a Web site or online service directed to children, or any operator that has actual knowledge that it is collecting or maintaining personal information ...
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Who is responsible for complying with COPPA?

Unless your contract specifies you're responsible for it, you're not responsible for it. That, privacy policies, and terms are a legal task that I can't imagine anyone ever assigning to a developer. ...
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Doesn't COPPA incentivize mislabeling Youtube videos?

If you are specifically interested in Youtube, a Made for Kids label disincentivizes uploaders, because in response to a Made for Kids designation, YT blocks data collection (therefore revenues go ...
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Does linking to Discord from a game app breach COPPA restrictions?

So, Discord, in its workings, is NOT COPPA compliant. If you just hop on any old Discord server, you'll see. So linking to it might interfere with COPPA laws. To be safe, you can put in a popup/...
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