The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), enacted by Congress in 1998, aims to give parents more control over the information collected about their children online. The law requires operators of games, websites, apps, and other online services catered to users under the age of 13 to obtain permission from a child’s parent before collecting information about […]
On October 27, FPF released a new infographic, “Understanding Student Monitoring,” depicting the variety of reasons why schools monitor student digital activities, what types of student data are being monitored, and how that data could be used. While student monitoring is not new, it has gained significant traction recently due to the shift to remote learning […]
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 sharing of student personal information. Since it was introduced in 2014 by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software and Information Industry Association, […]
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 by COVID-19 and the shift to virtual learning, particularly for students with disabilities. Student Privacy and Special Education: An Educator’s Guide During and After COVID-19 […]
We are thrilled to announce two new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Juliana Cotto and Dr. Carrie Klein – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Juliana and Carrie below. Please join […]
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).
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.
ICYMI: Future of Privacy Forum Highlights Potential “Unintended Consequences” of Child Privacy Policies at TechFreedom Event
FPF Director of Youth & Education Privacy Amelia Vance calls for a focus on improving practicality and clarity around the implementation of new child privacy provisions