School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

December 20, 2018 | Amelia Vance

School Safety Report Neglects Privacy Concerns

By Sara Collins, Tyler Park, and Amelia Vance Yesterday, the Federal Commission on School Safety released a report detailing its conclusions, after holding a series of meetings and hearings in the wake of school shootings such as the one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in February 14th. Nearly every aspect of the […]

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Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

November 18, 2018 | Susan Bearden

Voice Assistants in the Classroom: Useful Tool or Privacy Problem?

Voice assistants such as Amazon Echo and Google Home are used by consumers to help automate common tasks such as home heating and lighting, listening to music, searching the internet, making online purchases, and sending emails. While some consumer tools have an education version with privacy policies and terms of service agreements specifically geared towards educational use, Amazon Echo and Google Home do not.

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FERPA Higher Ed Fact Sheets

October 9, 2018 | Sara Collins, Trevor Schmitt, and Amelia Vance

FERPA Higher Ed Fact Sheets

Future of Privacy Forum has published a set of fact sheets giving a quick but comprehensive overview of institutions’ responsibilities over the student data they collect and use. The first resource is a Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 101 for Higher Education. It explains what FERPA covers, students’ rights under FERPA, as well […]

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Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

September 10, 2018 | Sara Collins, Tyler Park, and Amelia Vance

Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data

As you send your child off to start a new school year, you may have questions about how your child’s teachers are using new technologies, such as tablets, computers, apps, or online learning platforms. What kind of information will they collect, and how will it affect child’s privacy? With all of the new educational technology in classrooms, it can be hard to know what questions to ask. Here are the 7 most important questions that parents should ask about student privacy during this school year.

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What We’re Reading: Higher Ed News (Feb – July 2018)

July 12, 2018 | Sara Collins, Erika Ross, and Amelia Vance

What We’re Reading: Higher Ed News (Feb – July 2018)

Beyond our “Top 10,” FPF’s student privacy newsletter includes many, many other stories. Below are the Higher Ed stories we found important over the last few months. Higher Ed News Skip to Stories About Ed Tech and Student Privacy Skip to Stories About International Student Privacy Skip to Stories about the Department of Education & Federal Student […]

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