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The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

June 21, 2017 | Amelia Vance

The Top 10: Student Privacy News (May – June 2017)

The Future of Privacy Forum tracks student privacy news very closely, and shares relevant news stories with our newsletter subscribers.* Approximately every month, we post “The Top 10,” a blog with our top student privacy stories. This blog is cross-posted at www.fpf.org.  The Top 10 FPF has relaunched FERPA|Sherpa! The site now includes: Revamped sections for parents, schools […]

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U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

June 7, 2017 | PTAC, U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Department of Ed Student Privacy Website

This website (relaunched in June 2017) provides resources on student privacy and FERPA from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the U.S. Department of Education. Resources are sortable by audience type.

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Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

June 5, 2017 | Amelia Vance

Welcome To The New FERPA|Sherpa!

Today, the Future of Privacy Forum relaunched FERPA|Sherpa, the leading resource for information about education privacy issues. Named after the core federal law that governs education privacy, FERPA|Sherpa provides students, parents, schools, ed tech companies, and policymakers with easy access to the resources, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding the complex privacy issues arising at the intersection of kids, schools, and technology.

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Students: Protect Your Privacy at School

May 12, 2017 | ACLU of Massachusetts

Students: Protect Your Privacy at School

This is a guide from the ACLU of Massachusetts for students who want to understand their rights with respect to student data privacy at school.

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Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

May 12, 2017 | Association of California School Administrators and Fagen Friedman Fulfrost LLP

Undocumented Students and Families: The Facts

This guide is for local education agencies who wish to understand their obligations under student privacy statutes and other Federal laws with respect to undocumented students and their families.

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K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

May 12, 2017 | iKeepSafe

K-12 Privacy Curriculum Matrix for Students

This curriculum is aimed at bringing students to a better understanding of the consequences of exposing their own personal information and to help them understand the importance of respecting the privacy of others.

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Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

May 12, 2017 | Georgetown University

Hiding Behind Ivory Towers: Penalizing Schools That Improperly Invoke Student Privacy To Suppress Open Records Requests

This article suggests the status quo gives institutions strong incentives to unlawfully deny open records requests through reliance on FERPA. Indeed, it makes economic sense for many of these institutions to overcomply with FERPA and undercomply with open records laws. To alleviate this problem, this Note proposes the imposition of penalties on schools that unreasonably withhold […]

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When Students Become Patients, Privacy Suffers

May 11, 2017 | ProPublica

When Students Become Patients, Privacy Suffers

This article explains that university students have less privacy for their campus health records than they would have if they sought care off campus, and offers the school’s perspective that they are trying to seek the right balance between privacy and safety.

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