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Student Privacy Boot Camp for Ed Tech Vendors

San Francisco, CA - Mar 3 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

Free


This is a day-long event where edtech stakeholders are invited to discuss current trends on student privacy. Learning will take place learnings, how-to sessions, discussions and exchanges on best practices.

8:30 Light Breakfast

9:00 Welcome Comments and Introduction

  • Jill Bronfman, Director of Privacy and Technology Project, Institute for Innovation Law
  • Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel & Director of Operations, Future of Privacy Forum

9:15-9:30 Overview of Basic Privacy Principles for Edtech Services

  • General US Privacy Law – Consumer Protection Laws. This presentation will provide the background and context of U.S. privacy law and lay the foundation for the understanding of specific requirements for education service providers.
    • Brenda Leong, Senior Counsel & Director of Operations, Future of Privacy Forum

9:30-10:30 FERPA (applies to schools) and COPPA (applies to businesses) – This presentation will provide the details of FERPA, how it applies to schools and guides their policies and practices, and its impact on vendors who share the school’s role in collecting, maintaining, or processing student data, as well as an overview of COPPA, what its requirements are for vendors generally, and in more detail as it applies to vendors operating via school contracts or direct contact with students.

  • Emily Tabatabai, Privacy Attorney, Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe, LLP

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-11:30 View from the Regulators – This panel will review minimum requirements and desired standards from the government regulatory point of view and will discuss the Model Terms of Use developed for ed tech vendors in dealings with school and school districts.

  • Kathleen Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, Department of Education
  • Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy, Office of the AG, CA DOJ

11:30-12:15 SOPIPA – This discussion will cover trends in state law covering schools and vendors in regard to student data privacy and security requirements, particularly focused on a detailed overview of the 2014 California student privacy law (SOPIPA).

  • Linnette Attai, Founder, PlayWell, LLC

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-2:00 State Laws/Proposed Federal Legislation – This discussion will cover trends in state law covering schools and vendors in regard to student data privacy and security requirements, with a brief overview of recent developments in federal legislation.

  • Rachel Anderson, Senior Associate, Policy and Advocacy, Data Quality Campaign
  • Alan Simpson, Policy and Communications, iKeepSafe

2:00-2:45 Needs of the Buyer – Privacy Policies and the Role of Contracts – This session will discuss the legal requirements from the “buyer’s” (school or school district) point of view, what technology officers or other district representatives look for, and how contracts can be used cover the legal obligations for both parties.

    • Jim Siegl, Technology Architect, Fairfax County Public Schools
    • Aden Fine, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Edmodo

2:45-3:00 Break

3:00-3:45 Understanding Parent, Advocate, and Policy Concerns – This panel will present parent and other stakeholder perspectives on student privacy, addressing current hot topics such as fear of data breach, and misuse of student personal information. They will also discuss how schools deal with issues from media, and parent/advocacy group concerns.

    • Moderator: Kobie Pruitt, Education Policy Manager, Future of Privacy Forum
    • Olga Garcia-Kaplan, Parent Blogger, FERPA|Sherpa
    • Beatriz Arnillas, Director, IT – Education Technology, Houston ISD
    • Alan Simpson, Policy and Communications, iKeepSafe

3:45-4:30 Security – This session will cover the technical requirements of good data security practices and policies.

    • Alex Smolen, District Success/Team Leader, Clever
    • Jill Bronfman, Director of Privacy and Technology Project, Institute for Innovation Law

4:30-4:45 Break

4:45-5:30 “Unconference” sessions – several privacy leaders from ed tech companies or educational institutions will host breakouts based on audience priorities.

    • Aden Fine, General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer, Edmodo
    • Manoj Lamba, Partnerships and Marketing Lead, Class Dojo
    • Jim Siegl, Technology Architect, Fairfax County Public Schools
    • Others pending

6:00-7:00 Reception to follow