Education is changing. New technologies are allowing information to flow within schools and beyond, enabling new learning environments and providing new tools to improve the way teachers teach and the way students learn. Data-driven innovations are bringing advances in teaching and learning but are accompanied by concerns about how education data, particularly student-generated data, are being collected and used. The Future of Privacy Forum believes that there are critical improvements to learning that are enabled by data and technology, and that the use of data and technology is not antithetical to protecting student privacy. In order to facilitate this balance, FPF equips and connects advocates, industry, policymakers, and practitioners with substantive practices, policies, and other solutions to address education privacy challenges at both the K-12 and higher ed levels. For more information and resources, please visit Student Privacy Compass, a one-stop shop for information, news, and analysis on maintaining student data privacy.
Future of Privacy Forum, National Education Association Call for Review of Mandatory Video Policies in Online Learning
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and National Education Association (NEA) today released new recommendations for the use of video conferencing platforms in online learning. The recommendations ask schools and districts to reconsider mandatory video requirements […]
We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Karsen Bailey and Bailey Sanchez – will help expand FPF’s technical […]
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and 23 other education, healthcare, disability rights, data protection, and civil liberties organizations today released Education During a Pandemic: Principles for Student Data Privacy […]
Although the Commission stated that the revisions “don’t raise new policy issues,” companies collecting or managing data from children under 13 should be aware of several significant changes and clarifications to the FAQs.
Last week, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments to the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy to inform the Special Rapporteur’s upcoming report on the privacy rights of children.
Protections for student data privacy took an important step forward this summer when the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) released the first model National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) for school […]
The Student Privacy Pledge is a public and legally enforceable statement by edtech companies to safeguard student privacy, built around a dozen privacy commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, use, and […]
National Student Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge July 22, 2015 – iKeepSafe.org, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced today that it has awarded its […]
COVID-19 continues to disrupt education…And virtual learning poses unique student privacy challenges, particularly for students with disabilities
Future of Privacy Forum, National Center on Learning Disabilities Release New Student Privacy and Virtual Learning Guide
The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) today released a new resource designed to help educators navigate the unique student privacy challenges raised […]