FPF Education and Innovation Foundation
The FPF Education and Innovation Foundation, a 501(c)(3), endeavors to educate the public about issues relating to data privacy. Through research, publications, educational meetings, and other related activities the Foundation advances responsible data practices and brings together leaders from industry academia, law, and advocacy groups. Using its research, the Foundation educates the public on the importance of data privacy, new and developing issues in data privacy, and responsible data practices to best protect the public’s interest. Led by a Board of Directors, the Foundation supports key FPF activities, such as:
- Best Practices for Consumer Wearables and Wellness Apps and Devices
- A detailed set of guidelines that responsible companies can follow to ensure they provide practical privacy protections for consumer-generated health and wellness data.
- Beyond IRBs: Ethical Review Processes for Big Data Research Privacy Research and Data
- A workshop designed to animate the discussion on ethical review mechanisms for data collected in corporate, non-profit, and other non-academic settings.
- A website providing service providers, parents, school officials, and policymakers easy access to laws, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding education privacy.
- Research Coordination Network;
- A community of academic researchers and industry practitioners to support industry-academic cooperation to address research priorities identified in the Administration’s recently released National Privacy Research Strategy.
- Student Privacy Boot Camps.
- Comprehensive programs held for small and startup ed tech companies to provide training on US privacy laws, best practices, and advocate concerns.
- Student Privacy Pledge; and
- Effective January 1, 2015, this is a promise to parents and students by leading ed tech companies regarding the handling of student data. Endorsed by President Obama, The Pledge now has over 300 signatories and continues to grow.
- Surveys of Parent Perceptions on Technology and Student Data Use.
- Designed to gain a better understanding of what public school parents actually know and want concerning the use of technology and data within the educational system. FPF has committed to conduct this survey annually to track trends in parent responses over time.