Sara Kloek

Sara Kloek has been hired as the Software & Information Industry Association’s (SIIA) new director of Education Policy, Programs and Student Privacy. Most recently, Kloek was the senior privacy and technology fellow at the U.S. Department of Education reporting to Michael Hawes and Kathleen Styles in the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer. She was the main person in the office focused on educational technology and privacy issues. Much of her time there was spent leading interagency discussions and subsequent negotiations with the Federal Trade Commission on joint guidance related to COPPA and FERPA. She also provided technical assistance to states, districts, schools and companies through ED’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center.