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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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EdSurge Carries Piece on Best Practices for Student Privacy

October 30 – EdSurge, a independent online resource on education technology, has  a piece on student data privacy written by FPF’s own Jules Polonetsky and Brenda Leong.  Polonetsky and Leong comment on a “trust gap” between parents and schools when it comes to the collection, use, and security of student data, and discuss the best […]

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The Hill Features FPF’s Comments on Safe Harbor

  Today the US political news website The Hill carried an opinion piece by Future of Privacy Forum staff on the EUCJ’s Safe Harbor ruling.  Executive Director Jules Polonetsky and Legal & Policy Fellow Bénédicte Dambrine write of the challenges the ruling creates for European companies, workers, students, and educational institutions, and asked that policymakers […]

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Big Presidential Campaigns Raise Big Privacy Issues

As the election season gets into full swing, campaigns are eager to collect and use information about voters everywhere. A recent study by the Online Trust Alliance found major failings’ with the campaigns’ privacy policies, and beyond the nuts and bolts of having an online privacy notice, political hunger for data presents very real challenges for voters […]

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FPF Founder Christopher Wolf wins Vanguard Award

The entire FPF team is thrilled to congratulate Chris Wolf, FPF founder and Co-chair and cherished mentor, on winning the IAPP Vanguard Award.  The following remarks were delivered today at IAPP by Brenda Leong, FPF Senior Counsel and Director of Operations.  Welcome everyone and thank you for joining us this morning. I am honored to […]

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StateScoop covers FPF’s Survey

StateScoop, a website covering the use of technology and data at the local, state, and federal levels, wrote of FPF’s survey on parents’ attitudes towards student data this past Monday. Read the full article at: http://statescoop.com/parents-data-security-concerns-challenge-school-systems/#sthash.ZrHXmXuf.dpuf

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Evan Selinger & Brenda Leong on Student Data Privacy

On September 17, Passcode published “The Case for Safeguarding Students’ Digital Privacy”, an opinion piece discussing the results of a recent FPF-sponsored survey on parents’ attitudes towards the collection and use of student data.  Coauthored by FPF’s own Evan Selinger and Brenda Leong, the piece identifies the risks to students who maintain an active online […]