2015 National Student Privacy Symposium


2015 National Student Privacy Symposium



 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 up for the start of another academic year, the Future of Privacy Forum and the Data Quality Campaign today announced plans to host a forum to explore the impact of student data in K-12 education.  National leaders will convene to discuss a wide range of data and privacy issues, including the challenges and opportunities of using data for education research, civil rights, personalized learning, parental engagement and more.

The event will also feature the unveiling of a new, major national survey of parent attitudes about student data and privacy issues.

The 2015 National Student Privacy Symposium will take place from 8 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 21, 2015 at The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. The event is free.

The symposium will engage research experts, education leaders, privacy and security professionals, advocacy groups, parents and government leaders in an open and honest debate about how to best serve our youth.

In addition to core student data privacy issues – education, privacy, security, and civil rights leaders will also discuss the benefits and risks of data use for underserved student populations – and its impact on inequality and discrimination.

The Keynote speaker is Kati Haycock, President of the Education Trust, a leading national non-profit education advocacy organization. Haycock is a civil rights champion and one of the nation’s top advocates for high academic achievement for all students, especially low-income students and students of color.

Support and funding for the event has been provided by: the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; the Digital Trust Foundation; the National Association of State School Boards of Education; the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN); the Houston Independent School District; iKeepSafe; and AASA: The School Superintendents Association.

For the most current agenda, please visit: www.studentprivacysymposium.org.

Space is limited, so attendees are asked to register by September 16.

For more information on the event, contact Kobie Pruitt, Education Policy Manager, Future of Privacy Forum, [email protected] or Jon-Michael Basile, Data Quality Campaign, [email protected]

About FPF

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) is a Washington, DC based think tank that seeks to advance responsible data practices. The forum is led by Internet privacy experts Jules Polonetsky and Christopher Wolf and includes an advisory board comprised of leading figures from industry, academia, law and advocacy groups.  For more information, visit fpf.org

About DQC

The Data Quality Campaign is a national, nonprofit organization leading the effort to bring every part of the education community together to empower educators, parents, and policymakers with quality information to make decisions that ensure students achieve their best. For more information, go to www.dataqualitycampaign.org and follow us on Twitter @EdDataCampaign.


Media Contacts

Nicholas Graham for FPF

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Jon-Michael Basile for DQC

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