Posts by Brenda Leong

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FPF Senior Fellow Peter Swire Debates Max Schrems

Privacy in the EU and the US Scheduled for Jan 26, 2016 – 12:30 Eastern FPF is pleased to share the following announcement: The Brussels Privacy Hub is pleased to announce a pre-CPDP launch event: “Privacy in the EU and US: A debate between Max Schrems and Peter Swire” * Peter Swire – Huang Professor […]

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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 […]

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White House Steps Up APEC-EU Interoperability Push

Former FPF’er Josh Harris provides some insights on the APEC-EU privacy interoperability project. “…the White House released a fact sheet detailing the outcomes of this year’s APEC meetings and highlighting the interoperability project as a key outcome that should be continued and expanded.” Check out the full article here and if you want to know […]

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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, […]

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Security Quick Tips for Vendors

As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors …

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Student Privacy Symposium

The 2015 Student Data Privacy Symposium will present a thoughtful consideration by leading education and privacy experts on how student data should be collected and used. A series of panels will review the overarching value of technology and data use by educational institutions as demonstrated by current research, as well as the related concerns and risks of such use.

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Student Data and De-Identification

Today, FPF has released its newest paper, Student Data and De-Identification: Understanding De-Identification of Education Records and Related Requirements of FERPA.  Prepared in partnership with Reg Leichty of Foresight Law + Policy, this paper provides an overview of the different tools used to de-identify data to various degrees, based on the type of information involved, […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 150!

The Pledge represents industry’s public commitment to the responsible handling of student data and provides accountability for signatory school service providers. The result is a bolstering of the public trust …

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Quick Security Tips for Vendors

As part of our on-going support to vendors, especially start-ups and small business providers in the ed tech market, we have recently published our “Quick Security Tips for Vendors” on FERPA|Sherpa.  This tool, a companion to our “Quick Privacy Tips for Vendors,” is designed to provide a simple baseline of security principles and practices as […]