About the Consortium

What is 'Tactical Privacy'?

There are numerous organizations providing some great guidance, effect practices and/or tools to address various student data privacy issues. The challenge is that much of this work does not address many of the “on the ground” needs seen by schools, districts states and territories each day. We call these issues “tactical privacy” issues. The Consortium’s members address these day-to-day, real-world multi-faceted issues faced each day in the protection of learner information.


The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. The Consortium also leverages work done by numerous partner organizations but focuses on issues being faced by “on-the-ground” practitioners.

Consortium Goals

Establish a community of stakeholders who have various needs addressed through policy, technology and/or effective practice sharing around effective privacy management

Development of tools and resources to address operational issues not currently being addressed

Development of a clearinghouse of student data privacy operational issues and resources to support schools, districts, states and vendors in managing those issues – no matter where the resources originate

Identify projects that have on-the-ground and real-world impact on student data privacy enabling schools, districts, state and vendors find resources, adapt them to their unique context and implement needed protections

Leverage partnership organizations working in the privacy space to have their good work utilized and no reinvention of existing work


The Management Board leadership serves the Consortium in various functions including:

  • Meeting Delivery (scheduling, note taking, document (physical and digital) generation, etc.)
  • Finance and Outreach Support (invoicing, marketing, finance reporting, outreach, etc.)
  • Project Support (management, maintenance, expansion, curating of the resources, tools, etc.)

The elected SDPC Management Board members are:

Libbi Garrett
California IT in Education (CITE)

Andy Bloom
McGraw-Hill Education

Tom Ingram
Escambia County School District, FL

Allen Miedema
Northshore School District, WA

Jim Siegl
Future of Privacy Forum

Josh Olstad
New Hampshire CTO Council

Steve Setzer

Steve Smith
Cambridge Public Schools, MA

Appointed Board Member
(2021-2022: 1yr term):

Anthony Yaremenko
National Schools Interoperability Program (NSIP), Australia

Any questions?