Press Releases and Statements

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Student Privacy Pledge – Learn More!

SIIA/FPF Webinar: Responding to Student Privacy Concerns Does your company collect or maintain personal student data?  Are you looking for a set of guidelines you can adopt to demonstrate your adherence to data privacy best practices? On October 7, more than a dozen leading K-12 school service providers announced their signing of a pledge to […]

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Jules Polonetsky Statement Following Home Depot Announcement

Today, The Home Depot released new findings from its investigation of the company’s recent payment data breach. Jules Polonetsky, Executive Director of the Future of Privacy Forum, had the following statement: More important than legal compliance after a breach is a company’s efforts to make sure that consumer concerns are addressed. It’s great to see […]

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Promoting Innovation, and Protecting Privacy in the Classroom

Today, FPF announces the release of two new student privacy related papers.  They are: Who Is Reading Whom Now: Privacy in Education from Books to MOOCs (Jules Polonetsky and Omer Tene (October 7, 2014), Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2507044) and, Student Data: Trust, Transparency and the Role of […]

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CDT’s "Always On" – the Digital Student

FPF attended the “Always On – Digital Student” forum hosted by the Center for Democracy & Technology and the Data Quality Campaign on September 24, 2014.  The Digital Student Challenge Jon Phillips of Dell opened the session with a challenge that we need to change the learning process as well as change how we measure […]

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Future of Privacy Forum Launches One-Stop Shop Website for Student Privacy

FUTURE OF PRIVACY FORUM LAUNCHES ONE-STOP SHOP WEBSITE FOR STUDENT PRIVACY FPF Urges Parents, Teachers and Policymakers to Follow the “ABC’s” of Education Privacy & Make “D” for Data Protection WASHINGTON, D.C. – August 21, 2014 – As schools increasingly rely on data to improve education, and as teachers increasingly rely on technology in the […]

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FPF Statement on Today’s Safe Harbor Complaint

Today, the Center for Digital Democracy filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission, alleging that companies are violating the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement. CDD’s filing came with a report criticizing the practices of thirty companies. “We are carefully reviewing the report’s claims, but the dozen we have examined so far seem to reflect the […]

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FPF Statement on Today's Joint Subcommittee Hearing on Education Privacy

One of the most important sections of the Administration’s recent report on Big Data concerns was focused on education technology and privacy. The report noted the need to ensure that innovations in educational technology, including new approaches and business models, have ample opportunity to flourish. Many of these benefits include robust tools to improve teaching […]

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FPF Statement on White House Big Data Report

Today, the White House released its report on big data and the future of privacy.  The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), a DC-based think tank advocating responsible privacy and data practices, has closely followed the work of the Review Group. “Today’s White House report on Big Data carefully identifies most of the key issues in this […]