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FPF Supports Connect Safely for Safer Internet Day
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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 […]

SXSW Edu – FPF and Colleagues Take on “Trust” Question
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February 4, 2016 | Brenda Leong

SXSW Edu – FPF and Colleagues Take on “Trust” Question

I am heading to SxSW Edu to join the US Department of Education Chief Privacy Officer Kathleen Styles, Common Sense Media’s Bill Fitzgerald, Data Quality Campaign’s Aimee Guidera, and several other distinguished education and privacy speakers for this session on student data privacy.  Sponsored by CoSN, this is not just a panel but a full […]

Who Exactly IS a “School Official” Anyway?
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January 19, 2016 | Brenda Leong

Who Exactly IS a “School Official” Anyway?

School Officials and Ed Tech Vendors The School Official exception to FERPA, the federal student privacy law, allows schools to provide student data to principals, teachers and school employees to use for educational purposes. But what about contractors who may work for the school, like a bus company or an email service provider? The original […]

Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect
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January 12, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt

Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect

On January 1, 2016, “ SOPIPA”—the recently passed California student data privacy law that defines how edtech companies can use student data became effective. About 25 other states have passed similar laws that are already in effect, or will become effective. At the same time, more than 200 school service providers have now signed the Student Privacy […]

Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!
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January 7, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt

Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Connect Safely, and the National PTA are proud to announce that the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy is now available in Spanish, both on-line and in hard copy formats. Last year, FPF partnered with ConnectSafely and the National PTA to create the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy. […]

Future of Privacy Forum and Houston ISD Announce Winners for Student Privacy Video Competition
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January 5, 2016 | Kobie Pruitt

Future of Privacy Forum and Houston ISD Announce Winners for Student Privacy Video Competition

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) in partnership with Houston ISD’s Office of Educational Technology have introduced a student-created video campaign to encourage public school students to engage about how to safeguard their privacy and personal data. In October, students from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) were offered the chance to create short videos […]

Student Privacy Pledge Reaches 200 Signatories!
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November 13, 2015 | Brenda Leong

Student Privacy Pledge Reaches 200 Signatories!

SCHOOL VENDORS LEGALLY COMMIT TO USE STUDENT DATA ONLY FOR APPROVED EDUCATIONAL USES   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Thursday, November 12, 2015 – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) today announced that the Student Privacy Pledge, endorsed by President Obama, the National PTA and the National School Boards Association, […]