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 and Equity (available here). The Principles offer 10 guiding recommendations for schools as they rely on new technologies and data to facilitate remote, in-person, or […]
COVID-19 continues to disrupt education…And virtual learning poses unique student privacy challenges, particularly for students with disabilities
In a recent article published by the Associated Press in The Washington Post and The New York Times, the Future of Privacy Forum warns of the privacy risks of sharing information about positive COVID-19 tests among students, particularly student athletes who have already returned to campus to prepare for the upcoming sports season. Read an excerpt […]
Polonetsky: Are the Online Programs Your Child’s School Uses Protecting Student Privacy? Some Things to Look For
Op-ed by Future of Privacy Forum CEO Jules Polonetsky published in The74. As CEO of a global data protection nonprofit, I spend my workdays focused on helping policymakers and companies navigate new technologies and digital security concerns that have emerged in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, my children have adopted many of these […]
ICYMI: FPF Experts Raise Concerns about Protecting Student Privacy During Rapid Switch to Online Learning
Experts from the Future of Privacy Forum, the nation’s leading think tank focused on advancing responsible consumer privacy practices, have spoken out in numerous articles and publications to raise awareness about privacy concerns stemming from the rapid adoption of general-use technologies to support online learning at K-12 and higher education institutions nationwide. As FPF’s Director […]
Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and AASA, The School Superintendents Association, released a new white paper that offers guidance to help K-12 and higher education administrators and educators protect student privacy during the COVID-19 pandemic.