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2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

2016 Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy

The Forum Guide to Education Data Privacy was developed as a resource for state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) to use in assisting school staff in protecting the confidentiality of student data in instructional and administrative practices. SEAs and LEAs may also find this guide useful in developing privacy programs and related professional […]

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Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

May 12, 2017 | National Center for Education Statistics

Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confidentiality in Student Education Records

This brief is intended to be useful for anyone responsible for the development, maintenance, protection, or use of student record data. This brief discusses basic concepts and definitions that establish a common set of terms related to the protection of personally identifiable information, especially in education records. SLDS Technical Briefs are intended to provide “best practices” for […]

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Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

May 11, 2017 | Federal Trade Commission

Complying with COPPA: FAQs (Section M)

This FAQ document is a guide for businesses and parents on COPPA and a guide for small entities who work with student data on how to remain compliant with COPPA.

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Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University School of Law Technology and Privacy Law Practicum

Privacy Handbook for Student Information Online: A Toolkit for Schools and Parents

Under the direction of Professor Joel R. Reidenberg, the Technology and Law Practicum course at Fordham Law School prepared this set of materials to assist school communities in addressing online privacy issues. These materials offer tools for school administrators, teachers and parents to better understand and address online privacy protections and legal requirements.

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Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Privacy and Cloud Computing in Public Schools

The goals of the study are threefold: first, to provide a national picture of cloud computing in public schools; second, to assess how public schools address their statutory obligations as well as generally accepted privacy principles in their cloud service agreements; and, third, to make recommendations based on the findings to improve the protection of […]

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Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

May 11, 2017 | Fordham University Center on Law and Information Policy

Children’s Educational Records and Privacy: A Study of Elementary and Secondary School State Reporting Systems

The study reports on the results of a survey of all fifty states and finds that state educational databases across the country ignore key privacy protections for the nation’s K-12 children. The study finds that large amounts of personally identifiable data and sensitive personal information about children are stored by the state departments of education […]

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Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

May 11, 2017 | Massachusetts Student Privacy Alliance

Model: Massachusetts LEA Vendor Contract

This document is a sample privacy terms and conditions document for use by LEA officials in Massachusetts who are seeking to hire a contractor that will handle student data.

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Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

May 11, 2017 | California Student Privacy Alliance

Model: An Overview of the California Student Data Privacy Agreement

Since the passage of AB 1584, (now found at California Education Code section 49073.1), school districts have struggled to incorporate its required provisions in their contracts with digital providers. Two reasons account for a large portion of these difficulties. First, school districts often do not have the legal resources to negotiate with legally compliant privacy […]

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