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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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Parents Support School Tech and Data, But Want Privacy Assurances: FPF 2016 Parent Survey

December 8, 2016 | Brenda Leong and Amelia Vance

Parents Support School Tech and Data, But Want Privacy Assurances: FPF 2016 Parent Survey

In 2015, the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) set out to gain a better understanding of what public school parents actually know and want concerning the use of technology and collection of data in their children’s schools, as well as their perspectives on the benefits and risks of student data use within the educational system. […]

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Kids & The Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots

December 1, 2016 | Stacey Gray

Kids & The Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots

Today, at the 2016 Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI) Annual Conference,  the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and FOSI released a white paper, Kids & The Connected Home: Privacy in the Age of Connected Dolls, Talking Dinosaurs, and Battling Robots. FPF and FOSI understand that connected toys are creating opportunities for interactive play and education, but […]

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Seven Basic Security Checks for Evaluating Educational Platforms

November 7, 2016 | Brenda Leong

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 | Brenda Leong

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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It’s not a goodbye but a see you soon…..

June 3, 2016

It’s not a goodbye but a see you soon…..

When I became a parent 12 years ago, I was overwhelmed with the responsibility of taking care of this little person who so completely depended on me. As I settled into parenting (and had more kids) I had time to think about what I wanted for them. Besides health, inordinate amounts of happiness and similar […]

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