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 […]
In the News
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
The 2015 Student Data Privacy Symposium will present a thoughtful consideration by leading education and privacy experts on how student data should be collected and used. A series of panels will review the overarching value of technology and data use by educational institutions as demonstrated by current research, as well as the related concerns and risks of such use.
In a recent episode of Comcast Newsmakers, Jules discussed the many new ways that data about your location is being used — such as navigation or helping you connect with friends.
Opting-out, whether for testing or other activities, is getting a lot of press in the Education world right now. Jules and I recently wrote for EdSurge on this topic…when it is, or isn’t, the right policy decision. The bottom line? “Opt-out rights should be an opportunity for parents to decline uses of data that truly […]