Student Privacy Pledge Surpasses 400 Signatories

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The Future of Privacy Forum (opens in new tab) (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (opens in new tab) (SIIA) announce that more than 400 companies nationwide have now signed the Student Privacy Pledge (opens in new tab), affirming their commitment to ensuring student data is kept private and secure. 

Launched in October 2014 with endorsements from President Barack Obama, the National PTA, and the National School Boards Association, the Student Privacy Pledge is asks companies that provide services to schools to commit to twelve legally enforceable obligations, including that they will not sell student personal information, and will not collect or use student personal information other than what is needed for the given educational purposes. Learn more about the Student Privacy Pledge here. (opens in new tab)

Companies and organizations wishing to review the full text of the Pledge and consider participation are invited to visit www.studentprivacypledge.org (opens in new tab) or email info@studentprivacypledge.org (opens in new tab).