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FERPA | SHERPA: Providing a Guide to Education Privacy Issues
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August 21, 2014 | Joseph Jerome

FERPA | SHERPA: Providing a Guide to Education Privacy Issues

Education is changing. New technologies are allowing information to flow within classrooms, school, and beyond, enabling new learning environments and new tools to understanding and improve the way teachers teach and students learn. At the same time, however, the confluence of enhanced data collection with highly sensitive information children and teens also makes for a […]

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June 26, 2014 | FPF Staff

Synopsis: Education Privacy Hearing—How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy

Yesterday, the House of Representatives Education Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education and the Homeland Security’s Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies held a joint hearing to discuss “How Data Mining Threatens Student Privacy.” Four witnesses presented testimony from a number of perspectives: (1) Joel R. Reidenberg, Chair and Professor of […]

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December 10, 2012 | FPF Staff

FTC’s Second Kid’s App Report: Disclosures Not Making the Grade

The Federal Trade Commission has just released of their second report reviewing the practices of apps targeted to kids. “Apps are often free, which is great for kids and easy on their parents wallet.” FPF Co-Chair and Director, Jules Polonetsky said, ” but when free means in return for data, app developers must understand the legal obligations that come […]