Alabama, North Dakota, and South Carolina are the first states to announce that they will use Apple-Google’s exposure notification technology for their state COVID-19 tracking apps.  Several countries in Europe have already agreed to use the technology.

The Apple-Google technology uses Bluetooth to aid in COVID-19 exposure notification.  A user’s device with the technology enabled

There are a number of state student privacy laws of which schools and technology companies whose programs and services are being used for educational purposes during the Coronavirus pandemic should be aware.

For example, a number of states have student online personal information protection acts (SOPIPAs) which prohibit website, online/cloud service, and application vendors from

A week ago the headlines of major press reported that a number of countries, like China, Israel, Singapore, and South Korea, were using surveillance to track COVID-19 in their countries.  The surveillance efforts being used depended on the country.  Surveillance techniques included everything from drones, cameras, smartphone location data, apps (e.g., the “TraceTogether” application being