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FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Team
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October 29, 2020 | Karsen Bailey

FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Team

We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff –  Karsen Bailey and Bailey Sanchez – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Karsen and Bailey below. Please join us […]

24 Organizations Release Principles for Protecting Student Data Privacy and Equity in the Pandemic
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October 27, 2020 | FPF Staff

24 Organizations Release Principles for Protecting Student Data Privacy and Equity in the Pandemic

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and 23 other education, healthcare, disability rights, data protection, and civil liberties organizations today released Education During a Pandemic: Principles for Student Data Privacy and Equity (available here). The Principles offer 10 guiding recommendations for schools as they rely on new technologies and data to facilitate remote, in-person, or […]

FPF Submits Feedback and Comments on UNICEF’s Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children
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October 23, 2020 | Jasmine Park

FPF Submits Feedback and Comments on UNICEF’s Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks “to promote children’s rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine children’s rights.”  The […]

The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent
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July 21, 2020 | Jasmine Park

The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent

The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]

FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions
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May 29, 2020 | FPF Staff

FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Child Privacy Protections Compared: California Consumer Privacy Act v. Proposed Washington Privacy Act
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January 27, 2020 | Amelia Vance

Child Privacy Protections Compared: California Consumer Privacy Act v. Proposed Washington Privacy Act

As legislatures consider enacting broad consumer privacy legislation, officials must consider whether, and how, to address children’s and teen’s privacy. The leading models for addressing consumer privacy contain language addressing child privacy that differs in significant ways. Many states have introduced legislation that mirrors the framework of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The proposed Washington Privacy Act (SB 6281) has also emerged as an influential framework. CCPA and SB 6281 differ in many respects, including with regard to child privacy. As described below, the frameworks take different approaches to the age of youth protected, the statutory knowledge standards, and the consumer rights granted.