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Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

August 16, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Privacy by Decisions: Security Starts with You

Once you start exploring the challenges of protecting personal information online, you quickly see that digital privacy involves a variety of players, including social media and messaging platforms, internet service providers, app developers, and government agencies. Many different entities are involved in collecting, moving, and sharing your information, for many different reasons. If you want […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

June 21, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. This blog is cross-posted at www.fpf.org.  The Top 10 FPF has relaunched FERPA|Sherpa! The site now includes: Revamped sections for parents, schools […]

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Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

June 5, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 2017)

May 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (April – May 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. The Top 10 A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill that would overturn a federal prohibition on tracking the […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

April 13, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (March-April 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. The Future of Privacy Forum is headed to IAPP! Next week in DC, FPF has several events happening at IAPP, […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)

March 17, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Feb-March 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. New America has released an ethical framework to help colleges use predictive analytics to benefit students (this report follows their previous report […]

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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

February 2, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (Dec 2016-Jan 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Today, we are launching “The Top 10,” a monthly blog with our top student privacy stories from the past month (or month-and-a-half, in today’s case). Today, the Data & Society Research Institute released their great […]

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Seven Basic Security Checks for Evaluating Educational Platforms

November 7, 2016 | Amelia Vance

Seven Basic Security Checks for Evaluating Educational Platforms

FPF has produced a checklist to assist parents and schools in considering the “basics” of security standards on new ed tech products and services they may be considering or using.  In on-line security, there is unfortunately no “one size fits all” solution, but with so many products and services available, this checklist is designed to […]

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Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

September 21, 2016 | Amelia Vance

Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) released Supporting Parental Choice for Student Data. The paper discusses the importance of trusting parents to make the final decision on when and where to share their child’s educational information outside of the school environment. The paper acknowledges valid concerns – that parents may not realize or understand everything they’ve been […]

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