Privacy for Students: An Update

IAPP Global Privacy Summit 2012

Join key regulators for an update on the federal role in promoting privacy for students and children. The U.S. Department of Education recently established an executive level chief privacy officer position, and the new CPO will discuss the latest on privacy initiatives, student longitudinal databases, and recent amendments to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). You’ll also get insight from Federal Trade Commission counsel on the agency’s ongoing initiatives to combat identity theft and increase the protection of personal information belonging to children and young adults. Learn about the nature of identity theft involving young adults, the challenges in protecting data in educational systems and the steps young adults, parents and schools can take to prevent identity theft. Additionally, you’ll hear about how the two agencies plan to increase collaboration in the future.
Presenters: Kathleen Styles, CIPP/G, U.S. Department of Education, Steven Toporoff, Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission.