Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, U.S. District Court for Wyoming

Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal

U.S. District Court for Wyoming

Nancy Dell Freudenthal was born in February 1954 in Cody, Wyoming. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wyoming and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Wyoming School of Law.

She worked nine years in the office of the Wyoming governor as an attorney for intergovernmental affairs, then spent two years serving on the Wyoming Tax Commission. She was on the board of the Wyoming Board of Equalization for six years. Later she engaged in the private practice of law in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Freudenthal was nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Wyoming by President Barack Obama. She was confirmed by the Senate six months later in a 96-1 vote and received her judicial commission in May 2010. She served as the Chief Judge from July 2011 to May 2018.

She is married to Steve Freudenthal.

In the News…

A New Mexico lawsuit alleging that Google knowingly spied on students and their families through its suite of cloud-based products for schools has been dismissed by a federal judge.

District Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal ruled that the internet company did not violate the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, in relying on schools to review or limit what data its educational platform collects and uses on behalf of students’ parents.

The state argued that Google buried its option in its settings for students and parents to opt-out of allowing the company to read their data. But in her ruling, the judge wrote, “There is no requirement that the notice be written in terms understandable by a child under the age of 13.”

She also said that recently published guidance from the Federal Trade Commission says schools can be intermediaries for parental notice and consent.

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Judge Freudenthal today? You can let her know at:

The Honorable Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal
Wyoming U.S. District Court
2120 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001


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