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.
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.
Recently, the ACLU, in partnership with the Tenth Amendment Center, created model legislation for states to “take control of their privacy in a digital age.” On January 20th, 2016 the ACLU coordinated with legislators in 16 states and the District of Columbia to roll out a variety of privacy bills simultaneously, many of which addressed […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]