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A Stoplight for Student Data Use

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

A Stoplight for Student Data Use

The foundational federal law on student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), establishes student privacy rights by restricting with whom and under what circumstances schools may share students’ personally identifiable information. This tool summarizes some of the main provisions of FERPA and related regulations and identifies when students’ personally identifiable information may […]

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Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next?

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: What Happened in 2015, and What Is Next?

Last year, growing state and district use of education data and increased public attention to the ways in which these data are collected, used, managed, and disclosed sparked much conversation in statehouses around the country about the value of data and how they are protected. Student data (e.g., demographics, transcripts, attendance, test scores, outcomes, etc.) […]

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Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

April 28, 2017 | Data Quality Campaign

Student Data Privacy Legislation: A Summary of 2016 State Legislation

Student data privacy was a priority issue in state legislatures in 2016, though as expected, states passed fewer student data privacy bills into law than they did in 2014 and 2015. The privacy conversation has evolved since 2014, and now states have the ability to borrow from each other: California’s 2014 Student Online Personal Information […]

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FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

April 27, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

FERPA 201: Data Sharing Under FERPA

This 30-minute course examines in greater depth and detail some of the concepts introduced to you in PTAC’s “FERPA 101” course. It provides an overview of the provisions under FERPA that relate to protecting the privacy of education data when data sharing. The course is intended to help clarify how educational agencies may share data […]

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Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Fact Sheet: School Services and Contract and On-Demand Providers

Colorado’s new data privacy law, the Student Data Transparency and Security Act [C.R.S. 22-16-101 et. al.], includes obligations for vendors who provide certain services to Local Education Providers (LEPs). Several definitions within the law raised a number of questions. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has worked with stakeholders to get clarity on how to […]

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Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Sample LEA Privacy and Security Policies

Per the Student Data Transparency and Security Act (PDF), the Colorado Department of Education is required to provide Local Education Providers (LEPs) with a sample Student Information Privacy and Protection Policy. CDE developed a suite of over 40 sample policies that cover important security and privacy processes.

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GDPR match up: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

April 27, 2017 | International Association of Privacy Professionals

GDPR match up: The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

In IAPP’s Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you determine how much duplication of operational effort you might avoid as you move toward GDPR compliance and help you focus your efforts. In this first […]

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Colorado Model Vendor Contract

April 27, 2017 | Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Model Vendor Contract

The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) has instituted its data and security contract review process. As part of that process, we ensure that all contracts that involve the access to or transfer of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) contain the appropriate privacy and security contract terms. If you would like to review our current contract template, it […]

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Guidelines for Data De-Identification or Anonymization

April 27, 2017 | EDUCAUSE

Guidelines for Data De-Identification or Anonymization

This document outlines high-level definitions, key challenges and risks, recommendations, critical first steps, and resources for the implementation and use of de-identified or anonymized data. It does not contain specific technical methods for the de-identification of particular data sets. The document is written specifically with institutions of higher education in mind; however, these high-level issues […]

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New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

April 27, 2017 | New York State Regional Information Centers

New York Data Security & Privacy Resource Center

This website provides context on data security and privacy issues in K-12 education, introduces NYS education law 2-d, discusses privacy challenges and concerns, and provides resources and best practices.

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