August 2015

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Call for Papers: Beyond IRBs

  CALL FOR PAPERS Beyond IRBs: Designing Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research In the age of Big Data, innovative uses of information are continuously emerging in a wide variety of contexts. Increasingly, researchers at companies, not-for-profit organizations and academic institutions use individuals’ personal data as raw material for analysis and research. For research […]

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2015 National Student Privacy Symposium

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM, DATA QUALITY CAMPAIGN TO HOST 2015 NATIONAL STUDENT PRIVACY SYMPOSIUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2015  Leading Education & Privacy Experts to Discuss, Explore the Benefits and Risks of Student Data and Technology in Schools WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2105 – As students, parents, teachers and school administrators gear […]

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Beyond the Common Rule: IRBs for Big Data and Beyond?

In the wake of last year’s news about the Facebook “emotional contagion” study and subsequent public debate about the role of A/B Testing and ethical concerns around the use of Big Data, FPF Senior Fellow Omer Tene participated in a December symposum on corporate consumer research hosted by Silicon Flatirons. This past month, the Colorado Technology […]

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Security Quick Tips for Vendors

As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors …

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Student Privacy Symposium

The 2015 Student Data Privacy Symposium will present a thoughtful consideration by leading education and privacy experts on how student data should be collected and used. A series of panels will review the overarching value of technology and data use by educational institutions as demonstrated by current research, as well as the related concerns and risks of such use.

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Beyond the Common Rule

Jules Polonetsky, Omer Tene, and Joseph Jerome address the processes required to authorize noncontextual data uses at corporations or not-for-profit organizations in the absence of additional notice and …

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Student Data and De-Identification

Today, FPF has released its newest paper, Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA.  Prepared in partnership with Reg Leichty of Foresight Law + Policy, this paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 150!

The Pledge represents industry’s public commitment to the responsible handling of student data and provides accountability for signatory school service providers. The result is a bolstering of the public trust …