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.
FPF and The Dialogue Release Collaboration on a Catalog of Measures for “Verifiably safe” Processing of Children’s Personal Data under India’s DPDPA 2023
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Dialogue released a Brief containing a Catalog of Measures for “Verifiably Safe” Processing of Children’s Personal Data Under India’s Digital Personal Data Protection Act (DPDPA) 2023. When India’s DPDPA passed in August, it created heightened protections for the processing of personal data of children up to […]
On October 30, FPF provided testimony before a hearing of the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Education regarding H.532/S.280, an Act Relative to Student and Educator Data Privacy. Read our written testimony in full. Our testimony focused on highlighting relevant FPF resources for policymakers (including a case study on student privacy in Utah, our state student […]
FPF Submits Comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on Kids Online Health and Safety
On November 15, the Future of Privacy Forum filed comments with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in response to their request for comment on Kids Online Health and Safety as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s Interagency Task Force on Kids Online Health & Safety. Read the comments here. Young people increasingly engage with […]
FPF Weighs In on the Responsible Use and Adoption of Artificial Intelligence Technologies in New York City Classrooms
Last week, Future of Privacy Forum provided testimony at a joint public oversight hearing before the New York City Council Committees on Technology and Education on “The Role of Artificial Intelligence, Emerging Technology, and Computer Instruction in New York City Public Schools.” Specifically, FPF urged the Council to consider the following recommendations for the responsible adoption […]
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) submitted comments to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the use of “Privacy-Protective Facial Age Estimation” as a potential mechanism for verifiable parental consent (VPC) under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. FPF observes: In June, FPF published The State of Play: Is Verifiable Parental Consent […]
As a growing number of federal and state children’s online privacy and safety proposals seek to age-restrict social media and other online experiences, FPF released a new infographic, Unpacking Age Assurance: Technologies and Tradeoffs. The infographic analyzes the risks and potential harms associated with attempting to discern someone’s age online, as well as potential mitigation […]
Today, FPF released a new report on the effectiveness of a key federal children’s privacy requirement known as verifiable parental consent (VPC). The Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA) requires operators of child-directed services to provide parents with detailed, direct notice and obtain parents’ affirmative express consent – verifiable parental consent – before collecting […]
On June 3rd, Connecticut Senate Bill 3 (SB 3), an “Act Concerning Online Privacy, Data and Safety Protections,” cleared the state legislature following unanimous votes in the House and Senate. If enacted by Governor Lamont, SB 3 will amend the Connecticut Data Privacy Act (CTDPA) to create new rights and protections for consumer health data […]
The author thanks Anna Johnston and Alex Kotova (Salinger Privacy) for their review and comments and Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna, Josh Lee Kok Thong, Lee Matheson, and Isabella Perera (FPF) for their support with editing this post. On February 16, 2023, Australia’s Attorney-General’s Department (AGD) released a final report (Review Report) on its multi-year review of Australia’s […]