Who we are

defenddigitalme is a non-profit, non-partisan group led by parents and teachers with expertise in data privacy and data protection, freedom of information, biometrics, and child rights; supported by a network of further academics, advocates and campaigners.

We call for change in policy and practice at the Department for Education on the National Pupil Database and improvement in children’s data privacy and digital rights across the education sector in England, to make all children’s data safe, fair and transparent.

Jen Persson has been Director of defenddigitalme, coordinating the current work since 2015. She can be contacted directly by Direct Message on Twitter via @TheABB or the campaign @defenddigitalme.

The campaign was awarded a single annual grant from the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd. in April 2017.

We welcome new supporters, just contact us here. We are happy to support questions from parents and pupils, and will direct you to others where we cannot advise you ourselves We do not offer legal advice.


defenddigitalme is registered as a non-profit company limited by guarantee with charitable objects at Companies House and voluntarily on the ICO register of data controllers.