Jim Siegl, CIPT, is a Senior Technologist with the Youth & Education Privacy team at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF). For nearly two decades prior to joining FPF, Jim was a Technology Architect for the Fairfax County Public School District with a focus on privacy, security, identity management, interoperability, and learning management systems. He was a co-author of the CoSN Privacy Toolkit and the Trusted Learning Environment (TLE) seal program and holds a Master of Science in the Management of Information Technology from the University of Virginia.
Shea Swauger (he/him) is a Senior Researcher for Data Sharing and Ethics at the Future of Privacy Forum. He holds a BA in Philosophy, and a Masters of Library Science, and is currently working towards a PhD. in Education and Critical Studies.
A 2021 Educause article showed that while many believe students who have grown up with technology are not concerned with the privacy for their data, research shows otherwise. A 2018 Pew Research Center survey found that almost all Americans 18 to 24 years old utilize social media, ranging from YouTube to Twitter. A 2019 Insider Higher Ed survey found that 46% of faculty taught at least one course online. As technology within education continues to grow, and the world becomes more connected through the internet, student privacy will continue to be a topic of discussion. In the U.S., specific laws and regulations aim to protect student privacy, such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
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