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SDPC Announces the release of the National Data Privacy Agreement

Washington, DC, 29 July, 2020 —The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the first National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) to streamline application contracting and set common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace providers. […]

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SDPC Update, May 2020

As we stated in our recent Student Privacy and COVID-19 print piece, “The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that we educate kids by shifting their majority ‘brick and mortar’ setting to an online delivery model. This shift has put huge new demands on school personnel, parents, technology providers and […]

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SDPC announce Vendor Signatory Badge Program

Washington, DC, 19 May, 2020 — The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, continues their support for the pandemic-driven shift to virtual education by announcing the SDPC Vendor Signatory Badge Program.   The 28 State SDPC Alliances, representing over […]

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Student Privacy and COVID-19

Making sure it is not ‘too good to be true…’   The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way that we educate kids by shifting their majority ‘brick and mortar’ setting to an online delivery model.  This shift has put huge new demands on school personnel, parents, technology providers and the […]

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A4L Community & Student Data Privacy Consortium: Changes to Membership Pricing Structure

For all membership renewals, with an invoice due date of March 1, 2020 onwards, a revised pricing structure will apply.  This follows feedback from Community members and we hope this will enable additional Vendors to join the growing Consortium!   Membership Category A4L Community membership Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) membership […]

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SDPC Update, January 2020

Welcome to 2020!  We hope you enjoy this first Update of the year and get you thinking about some possible “what’s next” for the Community… oh, and happy Data Privacy Day!   View as PDF     Setting Student Privacy Common Expectations Between End Users and Marketplace Providers Periodically we […]

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SDPC Update: December 2019

“Setting common expectations between end users and marketplace providers” was one of the original goals for the Student Data Privacy Consortium.  We can say that we are moving the needle on that goal but now we can collectively add to that “moving the marketplace toward greater student data privacy” – […]

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SDPC represented at Federal Trade Commission ‘Future of COPPA Workshop’

Steve Smith, co-Founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) and member of the SDPC Governance Group, was invited to participate in the FTC “Future of COPPA Workshop” held in Washington DC, on October 7, 2019. Steve participated on the panel entitled “Definitions, Exceptions and Misconceptions”.  In addition to highlighting the […]

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