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 […]
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 […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) today released a new infographic, Youth Privacy and Data Protection 101 which provides an overview of the opportunities and risks for kids online, along with potential protection strategies. It also features young people’s voices from around the world on their preferences and attitudes toward privacy. “We […]
The European Commission Considers Amending the General Data Protection Regulation to Make Digital Age of Consent Consistent
The European Commission published a Communication on its mandated two-year evaluation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on June 24, 2020 in which it discusses as a future policy development “the possible harmonisation of the age of children consent in relation to information society services.” Notably, harmonizing the age of consent for children across […]
Today, FPF released The General Data Protection Regulation: Analysis and Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions by Senior Counsel Dr. Gabriela Zanfir-Fortuna. The new report contains analysis and guidance to assist United States-based higher education institutions and their edtech service providers in assessing their compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).