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Brief on privacy concerns related to technology in EC programs

The Use of Technology to Support Early Childhood Practice: Protecting Child, Parent, and Practitioner Privacy, released in January 2017 by the Office of Planning, Research & Evaluation, addresses privacy & security considerations related to software, apps, and web-based tools that early childhood practitioners may access as part of their work with children & families. The brief also includes discussions of strategies programs can use to protect individual’s privacy, tips on what content to include in written agreements related to technology use, extra steps necessary when accepting licenses for consumer apps, and more.