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How the Student Privacy Pledge Bolsters Legal Requirements and Supports Better Privacy in Education

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, […]

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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 […]

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FPF Releases New Report on GDPR Guidance for US Higher Education Institutions

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).

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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 […]

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FPF Welcomes New Members to the Youth & Education Privacy Project

We are thrilled to announce three new members of FPF’s Youth & Education Privacy team. The new staff – Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, and Katherine Sledge – will help expand FPF’s technical assistance and training, resource creation and distribution, and state and federal legislative tracking. You can read more about Katherine, Anisha, and Jasmine below. Please […]

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What They’re Saying: Stakeholders Warn Senate Surveillance Bill Could Harm Students, Communities

Parents, privacy advocates, education stakeholders, and members of the disability rights community are raising concerns about new Senate legislation that would mandate unproven student surveillance programs and encourage greater law enforcement intervention in classrooms in a misguided effort to improve school safety. Last week, Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the RESPONSE Act, legislation that is intended to help reduce and […]