Posts by Brenda Leong

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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 […]

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Congrats to National Student Clearinghouse!

Exciting news to share from today’s press release from iKeepSafe.  We extend our congratulations to FPF Advisory Board Member National Student Clearinghouse for this recognition. National Student Clearinghouse’s program: StudentTracker for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge July 22, 2015 – iKeepSafe.org, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced today that it has awarded […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Hits 150!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) are pleased to recognize that the Student Privacy Pledge reached the milestone of 150 education …

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Parents Rights To Student Data Privacy

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM INTRODUCES DIGITAL GUIDE TO EQUIP PARENTS WITH KNOWLEDGE, UNDERSTANDING OF LAWS GOVERNING STUDENT DATA USE AND PRIVACY New Website Developed in Partnership with National PTA, ConnectSafely.org   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Monday, April 27, 2015 – As the digital revolution continues to transform students’ learning, how teachers instruct in classrooms, and the […]

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When Opting Out of Student Data Collection Isn’t the Solution

Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now.  Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]