March 27, 2019 | FPF Staff
January 23, 2019 | editor
FPF’s Amelia Vance on the Future of Student Privacy
Amelia Vance, Policy Counsel and Director of the FPF Education Privacy Project, is one of the foremost experts in the nation on education privacy. She has a knack for making complex regulations and technical trends accessible to individuals who are not lawyers or computer scientists, but who care deeply about student privacy – school administrators, […]
December 21, 2018 | FPF Staff
FPF joins 14 other organizations to urge ED and the FTC to provide guidance on the intersection of COPPA and FERPA
This week, the Future of Privacy Forum joined 14 other organizations – groups representing education, business, and consumer advocates – to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Education and Federal Trade Commission urging them to provide additional guidance on the intersection of COPPA and FERPA.
December 20, 2018 | Amelia Vance
School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns
Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety released a report detailing its conclusions, after holding a series of meetings and hearings in the wake of school shootings. Nearly every aspect of the Commission’s report focuses on sharing data and, thus, has privacy implications for students, teachers, and the public.
July 12, 2018 | Amelia Vance
The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb – July 2018)
The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories.
July 11, 2018 | Amelia Vance
FPF Testifies Before Federal Commission on School Safety
John Verdi, the Future of Privacy Forum’s Vice President of Policy, testified today before the Federal Commission on Student Safety meeting, “Curating a Healthier & Safer Approach: Issues of Mental Health and Counseling for Our Young.”
June 13, 2018 | Erika Ross
Free Student Privacy Bootcamp in Chicago on June 26
FPF has partnered with the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) to continue our series of free privacy bootcamps for ed tech companies during the ISTE conference in Chicago. Slots are limited, so RSVP to attend now!
June 6, 2018 | Amelia Vance
New Study on “the Marketplace for Student Data”
Fordham University’s Center on Law and Information Policy (CLIP) just released the study, “Transparency and the Marketplace for Student Data,” which examines the practices of data brokers who buy and sell information about students. In the study, the authors describe existing privacy laws, map the commercial marketplace, and describe the challenges of understanding how data about students is collected and used.
June 6, 2018 | Amelia Vance
Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy: FPF Testimony Before the Federal Commission on School Safety
Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke today at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.
May 24, 2018 | Amelia Vance
Dept of Ed: Parents, Not Minor Students, Must Consent to College Admissions Pre-Test Surveys and Data Sharing
Ed Tech vendors that use student data to provide services in schools must navigate a complicated legal landscape, including intertwining state and federal laws, all of which are designed to protect student privacy.