Parental choice…

Parental choice…

January 19, 2016

Read More
Security Quick Tips for Vendors

January 13, 2016

Security Quick Tips for Vendors

1. Risk: Data Interception Solution: Encrypt Data in Transit End-user network traffic is easily monitored or intercepted on open WiFi or over the wire by the operator of the network. To prevent sensitive information from being accessible to unintended parties, use HTTPS (SSL/TLS). Do not send passwords in clear text! (Also encrypt data at-rest; see […]

Read More
Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

January 13, 2016

Privacy Quick Tips for Vendors

Complying with FERPA, COPPA, and other student privacy laws can be complex. But when privacy policies are poorly written or not adequately protective of consumer rights, criticism is sure to follow eventually. A listing of laws and compliance guides are available throughout this site. For small app developers or those looking for some quick key […]

Read More
Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!

January 13, 2016

Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy Now Available in Spanish!

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Connect Safely, and the National PTA are proud to announce that the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy is now available in Spanish, both on-line and in hard copy formats. Last year, FPF partnered with ConnectSafely and the National PTA to create the Parent’s Guide to Student Data Privacy. […]

Read More
Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect

January 13, 2016

Passing the Privacy Test as Student Data Laws Take Effect

On January 1, 2016, “SOPIPA”—the recently passed California student data privacy law that defines how edtech companies can use student data became effective. About 25 other states have passed similar laws that are already in effect, or will become effective. At the same time, more than 200 school service providers have now signed the Student […]

Read More
And the conversation continues……

January 7, 2016

And the conversation continues……

28 laws in 15 states and 186 bills in 47 states….big numbers…all concerned with one topic, and no these laws and bills are not related to any issue made popular by a political campaign, the numbers refer to laws and bills written to protect student data privacy. It appears that not only did the conversation […]

Read More
All I want for the holidays is…..privacy

December 22, 2015

All I want for the holidays is…..privacy

It has been an interesting year in student privacy. It has been a very interesting year for me as I navigate a new school system with apps and integrated student portals I did not have access to before. But nothing can compare to the recent data breaches in the toy industry. So in this season […]

Read More
Predictions for 2016 and Education Data Privacy

December 10, 2015

Predictions for 2016 and Education Data Privacy

It has been a busy year for student data privacy with many laws passed and federal bills introduced. So no one better than super privacy geek friend, Amelia Vance to sum it up for us and give us her predictions for next year. No predictions of when the apocalypse will hit, but certainly excellent information […]

Read More
What is the Privacy K-12 Curriculum Matrix ?

December 4, 2015

What is the Privacy K-12 Curriculum Matrix ?

My kids have never used a rotary phone, we typically joke that my youngest swipes at any screen he can get near, we “complain” that our tweens and teens do not look up from their screens whether it is a phone, a tablet or a computer. So it is understandable that with all these technologies […]

Read More
The Power of Data and Transparency

November 24, 2015

The Power of Data and Transparency

“It’s a massive database and why do they need so much information?” That was what someone said to me the other day when talking about student data. When we think of databases, we most likely think of enormous files that contain every piece of information whether it’s needed or not. Some databases could potentially include […]

Read More