Future of Privacy Forum’s Amelia Vance warns of ‘unintended consequences’ that could harm students.
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This week, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) sent a letter to the Senate Homeland, Security & Governmental Affairs Committee in advance of today’s hearing “Examining State and Federal Recommendations for Enhancing School Safety Against Targeted Violence.”
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum and 32 other education, disability rights, privacy, and civil rights organizations sent a letter to Florida Governor DeSantis, urging him to postpone the implementation of Florida’s proposed school safety database.
On Friday, June 14, FPF submitted a letter to the New York State Assembly and Senate supporting a well-crafted moratorium on facial recognition systems for security uses in public schools.
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.
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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.”
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!
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.
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.