ISL’s K12 EdTech Safety Benchmark — Part 1 published in December continues to receive media attention. Executive Director, Lisa LeVasseur, was interviewed by Angie Miles from Virginia Public Media’s Focal Point to discuss digital privacy in Virginia and privacy in...
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Flash Guide #1: What is the Me2B Alliance: A Safe Software Standard for the Internet
Jul 1, 2021 | News & Press
The Me2B Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit creating a safe and just digital world through standards development and independent technology testing. We are a new type of Standards Developing Organization (SDO) – involving everyday people in creating the standard for safe and respectful technology. We also perform independent testing and audits of connected technology, like websites and mobile apps.
Shedding Light on Dark Patterns
Jun 10, 2021 | Research
Me2B Alliance’s Head of Validation Research, Noreen Whysel, recently presented “Shedding Light on Dark Patterns: A Case Study in Digital Harms,” at the 2021 Information Architecture Conference.
Me2BA Sees Progress in Google’s “Pre-Announcement” for an Independently Audited Safety Section in Google Play Store
May 21, 2021 | News & Press
On May 6, 2021, two days after the Me2B Alliance published our report on data sharing in school utility apps, Google issued a “pre-announcement” describing major improvements to app labeling in the Android app store.
The announcement signals a serious intention to not only catch up to Apple’s privacy label, but surpass it, by introducing independent validation of the Android app privacy information.
Me2BA Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur featured on Masters of Privacy podcast
May 19, 2021 | News & Press
Me2BA Executive Director Lisa LeVasseur was recently featured on the Masters of Privacy podcast, as part of a series of conversations with thought leaders working at the intersection of marketing, data, privacy, and technology.
The Policymaker’s Guide to Respectful Technology in Legislation
May 14, 2021 | Policy
The concept of better privacy practices is not new – we’ve been talking about it since the birth
of the internet. But what exactly does “better privacy” mean, and how do we get there?
Did You Know School Apps Often Share Student Data with Third Parties?
May 12, 2021 | Research
Me2B Alliance (Me2BA) research recently found that 60% of the school apps we reviewed were sending student data to potentially high-risk third parties without knowledge or consent.
Me2BA Product Testing Spotlight Report Published: Data Sharing in Primary & Secondary School Mobile Apps
May 4, 2021 | News & Press
60% of School Apps are Sending Student Data to Potentially High-risk Third Parties Without Knowledge or Consent According to New Research from Me2B Alliance
Research uncovers disturbing findings around privacy concerns with the use of school applications
Me2BA Succeeds in Advancing California Privacy Regulations
Mar 31, 2021 | News & Press
Chalk up a win for the good guys on data privacy. And California residents are the ultimate winners.