February 2015

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White House Consumer Privacy Bill Starts an Important Conversation

This afternoon the White House released a discussion draft of its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act. Jules Polonetsky and Chris Wolf issued the following response: Today’s release of the text of Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights demonstrates the U.S.’s continuing commitment to advance privacy protection for consumers. Although the current system of FTC enforcement actions […]

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The Student Privacy Pledge and Security

We know it is critical for ed tech companies to get security right. The Student Privacy Pledge developed by FPF and SIIA requires signatories to maintain “a comprehensive security program that is reasonably designed to protect the security . . . of personal student information . . . appropriate to the sensitivity of the information.” […]

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White House Return to Big Data Focuses on Price Discrimination

Today, the White House released an interim progress report detailing the Administration’s efforts on privacy in big data since its landmark report last spring. The update highlights the President’s recent calls for new privacy legislation, including efforts on student privacy and the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, and also calls for deeper understanding of differential […]

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Student Privacy Pledge Crosses Milestone with 100 Signatories

Media Contacts: FPF: Nicholas Graham, (571) 291-2967, [email protected] SIIA: Sabrina Eyob, (202) 789-4480, [email protected] PR Agency: Farrah Kim, (202) 568-8986, [email protected]   STUDENT PRIVACY PLEDGE CROSSES MILESTONE WITH 100 SIGNATORIES Responsible Privacy Practices Affirmed by   Growing Number of Ed-Tech Companies   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, February 4, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum […]