May 27, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
May 23, 2016 | Brenda Leong
Student data privacy: Moving from fear to responsible use
May 16, 2016 | FPF Staff
Privacy plays major role in new federal government guidance on transgender student rights
Recently, the Department of Justice and the state of North Carolina have filed counter-suits regarding the state’s so called “bathroom bill.” The North Carolina “Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act” requires students to use public restrooms that correspond with their sex assigned at birth and not with the gender with which they identify.
May 11, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt
Student Privacy Goes to College
Yesterday, I attended the 5th annual Higher Education Privacy Conference at George Washington University with experts and data advocates from across the country to discuss student privacy and information management in higher education. The event was hosted by Daniel Solove, a research professor at George Washington University School of Law, and Tracy Mitrano a principal of Mitrano & Associates LLC.
April 15, 2016 | Melanie E. Bates
Using Student Data Essential for Research that Empower Students
In our nation’s schools, we have seen widespread use of zero tolerance policies that lead to suspension, expulsion, and other extreme disciplinary measures. Do these policies work or do they cause more harm than good? Thanks to research that studied student data over time, we now know that these procedures are not effective in preventing future misbehavior nor improving student outcomes.
February 18, 2016 | Brenda Leong
Google Responds to Sen. Franken
February 9, 2016 | Brenda Leong
ACLU, Tenth Amendment Center Join Forces on Data Privacy
February 7, 2016 | Brenda Leong
FPF Supports Connect Safely for Safer Internet Day
Our friends at Connect Safely have put together an amazing program to support student awareness and education as part of Safer Internet Day on Tuesday, February 9, 2016. Below is their writeup – we invite you all to participate and spread the word – particularly to the students in your life and their educational institutions […]
January 28, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt
States and the District of Columbia Introduce ACLU Sponsored Legislation to Address Student Privacy
Recently, the ACLU, in partnership with the Tenth Amendment Center, created model legislation for states to “take control of their privacy in a digital age.” On January 20th, 2016 the ACLU coordinated with legislators in 16 states and the District of Columbia to roll out a variety of privacy bills simultaneously, many of which addressed […]
January 26, 2016 | Brenda Leong