Posts by Brenda Leong

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Getting Privacy Policies Right the First Time

We have all seen too many well-meaning companies have to face up to what their privacy policy really said, rather than what they intended or even did.  Here are some tips to help prevent that, for new companies, or those in the process of updating their policies – before getting their 15 minutes of unwanted […]

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Student Privacy Pledge – Learn More!

SIIA/FPF Webinar: Responding to Student Privacy Concerns Does your company collect or maintain personal student data?  Are you looking for a set of guidelines you can adopt to demonstrate your adherence to data privacy best practices? On October 7, more than a dozen leading K-12 school service providers announced their signing of a pledge to […]

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Promoting Innovation, and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

Today, FPF announces the release of two new student privacy related papers.  They are: Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs (Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene (October 7, 2014), Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2507044) and, Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of […]

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Facebook Moves Forward with an Ethics Review Panel

Jules and Omer opine in the Hill on today’s announcement from Facebook, commenting about the “essential accountability mechanism for companies that are struggling to balance the risks and opportunities of big data.” The Hill “Facebook’s announcement — establishing guidelines, review processes, training and enhanced transparency for research projects — marks another milestone in the emergence […]

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CDT’s "Always On" – the Digital Student

FPF attended the “Always On – Digital Student” forum hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Data Quality Campaign on September 24, 2014.  The Digital Student Challenge Jon Phillips of Dell opened the session with a challenge that we need to change the learning process as well as change how we measure […]

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Transparency About What Data is Used is Key for Parents and Students

Last week, the New York Times hosted a Room for Debate on Protecting Student Privacy in On-Line Learning.  The question: “Is the collection of data from schools an invasion of students’ privacy?”  Jules’ weighed in, making the key point that schools must continuously and effectively communicate with parents on what technology is being used, what […]

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Privacy Papers for Policy Makers launch Event – Nov. 7, 2012

Please join us for discussion and cocktails as we release our third annual Privacy Papers for Policy Makers Digest. Each year, the Future of Privacy Forum invites privacy scholars and authors with an interest in privacy issues to submit papers to be considered for “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers.” The selected papers, which are chosen by our advisory board, are then compiled into our annual digest and circulated […]