FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Team
We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Joanna Grama and Jim Siegl – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking.
You can read more about Joanna and Jim below. Please join us in welcoming them to the team!
Joanna Grama is a Senior Fellow with the Future of Privacy Forum’s Youth and Education team. Joanna will be assisting with various Youth and Education team projects, including the Train-the-Trainer program for higher education.
Joanna has more than 20 years of experience with a strong focus in law, higher education, data privacy, and information security. A former member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, Joanna is a frequent author and regular speaker on privacy and information security topics. The third edition of her textbook, LEGAL AND PRIVACY ISSUES IN INFORMATION SECURITY, was published in late 2020.
An associate vice president at Vantage Technology Consulting Group, Joanna is also a board member and vice president for the Central Indiana chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA); and a member of the International Association for Privacy Professionals (IAPP), the American Bar Association, Section of Science and Technology Law (Information Security Committee), and the Indiana State Bar Association (Written Publications Committee). She has earned the CISSP, CIPT, CRISC, and GSTRT certifications.
Joanna was formerly the Director of Cybersecurity and IT Governance, Risk and Compliance programs at EDUCAUSE. Joanna graduated from the University of Illinois College of Law with honors. Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
“I have spent my career looking at technology use in higher education through a lens that includes law, policy, information security, and privacy. Joining FPF, and the Youth and Education Privacy team in particular, is a “bucket list” opportunity for me. I am excited to contribute thought leadership around student data privacy issues during a time of great technological change.”
Jim Siegl, CIPT, is a Senior Technologist with the Youth & Education Privacy team. For nearly two decades prior to joining FPF, Jim was a Technology Architect for the Fairfax County Public School District with a focus on privacy, security, identity management, interoperability, and learning management systems. He was a co-author of the CoSN Privacy Toolkit and the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) seal program and holds a Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia.
“I am excited about joining FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team during such a unique moment in time for student privacy. I’m looking forward to being a resource to stakeholders as they navigate new and existing student privacy concerns.”