FPF Hires New Policy Counsel – Amelia Vance


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We are thrilled to welcome Amelia Vance to Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) as of November 7, 2016, as Policy Counsel. In this position, Amelia will lead FPF’s work to ensure the responsible use of student data and education technology in schools, helping educators with resources and information, and seeking inputs from all stakeholders to ensure students succeed.

Amelia came to us from her role as the Director of the Education Data & Technology Project at the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE). In that capacity, she tracked and provided comments on state and federal legislation, provided technical assistance to over 30 states, spoke at events with attendance ranging from 10 to 800 people, provided guidance on the nuances of student privacy law to most major education organizations, and wrote op-eds, short pieces, and longer reports, including “Policymaking on Education Data Privacy: Lessons Learned” and “School Surveillance: The Consequences for Equity and Privacy.”

Amelia is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the International Association of Privacy Professionals, the American Constitution Society, and is a board member of the Virginia Equality Bar Association. She is a graduate of McDaniel College and William & Mary Law School.

We are delighted to have Amelia on board as FPF continues to grow its impact within the public policy discussion on the responsible use of student data and education technology.  For inputs or questions, please contact Amelia at [email protected].