August 2014

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FERPA | SHERPA: Providing a Guide to Education Privacy Issues

Education is changing. New technologies are allowing information to flow within classrooms, school, and beyond, enabling new learning environments and new tools to understanding and improve the way teachers teach and students learn. At the same time, however, the confluence of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive information children and teens also makes for a […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Launches One-Stop Shop Website for Student Privacy

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM LAUNCHES ONE-STOP SHOP WEBSITE FOR STUDENT PRIVACY FPF Urges Parents, Teachers and Policymakers to Follow the “ABC’s” of Education Privacy & Make “D” for Data Protection WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2014 – As schools increasingly rely on data to improve education, and as teachers increasingly rely on technology in the […]

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FPF Statement on Today’s Safe Harbor Complaint

Today, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that companies are violating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement. CDD’s filing came with a report criticizing the practices of thirty companies. “We are carefully reviewing the report’s claims, but the dozen we have examined so far seem to reflect the […]

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Cross Border Privacy Rules Advance at Beijing Meetings

APEC’s Data Privacy Subgroup concluded its 2014 meetings in Beijing, China earlier this week.   The Future of Privacy Forum participated in these meetings as a member of the U.S. delegation.  The biggest development of the week was Canada’s submission of its Notice of Intent to participate in the Cross Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system.  After […]

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Comments to NTIA on Big Data and Privacy

Today, FPF submitted comments to the NTIA as it begins its exploration of how big data impact the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights. While the NTIA sought comment on over a dozen key questions, our filing focus largely on four issues: (1) the need for additional clarity surrounding the flexible application of the Consumer Privacy […]