K-12 Student Privacy Panel

Cambridge, MA - Nov 5 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

$1 to $50

Schools and districts are responsible for protecting the personal information of their students. Edtech providers are providing learning and administrative solutions which use students' personal information. The recent breaches of confidential consumer data have sensitized parents to many data privacy issues, and politicians have stepped up to propose changes to FERPA (Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act) at the national level and also laws at the state level.

What do edtech companies need to do to make sure their privacy policies and terms of service adequately protect children and comply with FERPA and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act)? Should companies sign on to a new privacy pledge sponsored by SIIA, Microsoft and other edtech vendors? What dilemmas do edtech companies face and where should they look for guidance? What opportunities does the focus on privacy create for entrepreneurs?

This session will provide an overview of the current policy environment as well as concrete suggestions for entrepreneurs. You will also have plenty of time to mingle with members of the LearnLaunch community.

Panelists include:

  • Rob Curtin, Chief Product Officer, PIP Learning Technologies
  • Andrew Joseph, Co-Founder, TenMarks Education, an Amazon company
  • Leah Plunkett, Fellow, Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University and Associate Professor of Legal Skills & Director of Academic Success, University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • Joseph South, Deputy Director, Office of Educational Technology at U.S. Department of Education

Your ticket includes light appetizers and drinks.

Refund policy: refunds must be requested in writing and will not be accepted after 11 pm on November 1.