The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Websites that are collecting information from children under the age of thirteen (13) are required to comply with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). COPPA is enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).