Posts by Kobie Pruitt

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Student Privacy Goes to College

Yesterday, I attended the 5th annual Higher Education Privacy Conference at George Washington University with experts and data advocates from across the country to discuss student privacy and information management in higher education. The event was hosted by Daniel Solove, a research professor at George Washington University School of Law, and Tracy Mitrano a principal of Mitrano & Associates LLC.

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Learning from Student Data

Just as adults’ personal lives and data increasingly inhabiting online spaces, so are students. While this shift brings many benefits and the possibility of learning tailored to individual students’ needs, it is also brings new challenges.

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Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect

On January 1, 2016, “ SOPIPA”—the recently passed California student data privacy law that defines how edtech companies can use student data became effective. About 25 other states have passed similar laws that are already in effect, or will become effective. At the same time, more than 200 school service providers have now signed the Student Privacy […]

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Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Connect Safely, and the National PTA are proud to announce that the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy is now available in Spanish, both on-line and in hard copy formats. Last year, FPF partnered with ConnectSafely and the National PTA to create the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy. […]

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Future of Privacy Forum and Houston ISD Announce Winners for Student Privacy Video Competition

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) in partnership with Houston ISD’s Office of Educational Technology have introduced a student-created video campaign to encourage public school students to engage about how to safeguard their privacy and personal data. In October, students from the Houston Independent School District (HISD) were offered the chance to create short videos […]

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EFI Blog | Student Privacy 101: The low down on the laws of the land

On December 14th, Education Framework announced it would begin a series of blog posts to explore the different factors affecting the world of student data. Their goal is to demystify the subject of student data privacy and help bring educators up to speed so they can address this serious topic in their school districts. To view Education […]

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2015 National Student Privacy Symposium

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM, DATA QUALITY CAMPAIGN TO HOST 2015 NATIONAL STUDENT PRIVACY SYMPOSIUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C. ON SEPTEMBER 21, 2015  Leading Education & Privacy Experts to Discuss, Explore the Benefits and Risks of Student Data and Technology in Schools WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 18, 2105 – As students, parents, teachers and school administrators gear […]