Amelia Vance

Chief Counsel of the Student & Child Privacy Project, AASA, The School Superintendents Association

Amelia is a globally recognized expert in child and student privacy and the founder of Public Interest Privacy Consulting, LLC. Amelia is also an adjunct professor at Penn State Law and Co-Chair of the Federal Education Privacy Coalition. She is a regular speaker at privacy and education conferences in the U.S. and abroad, has testified before Congress and several state legislatures, and has presented at events hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Federal Trade Commission.

Amelia previously served as the vice president of youth and education privacy at the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), where she advised and convened policymakers, academics, companies and schools on child and student privacy laws and best practices and authored numerous resources. Amelia came to FPF after serving as the Director of Education Data and Technology at the National Association of State Boards of Education.

Amelia has co-authored many resources on child and student privacy, including “Teaching privacy and ethical guardrails for the AI imperative in education” (co-written with Evan Selinger) for the New South Wales Department of Education in Australia; “The Privacy and Equity Implications of Using Self-Harm Monitoring Technologies: Recommendations for Schools” (co-written with Sara Collins, Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, and Yasamin Sharifi) and “FAQs: Disclosing Student Health Information During the COVID-19 Pandemic” (co-written with Anisha Reddy). She is regularly cited in the press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, Vice News, Marketplace, AP, NBC News, USA Today, Politico, The Atlantic, Slate, The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Vox, The Tampa Bay Times, The 74 Million, and Education Week.

Amelia is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the International Association of Privacy Professionals. Amelia received her J.D. from William & Mary Law School and her bachelor’s degree from McDaniel College.


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