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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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Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

May 11, 2017 | World Privacy Forum

Student Privacy 101: Health Privacy in Schools – What Law Applies?

Whether your records are covered under HIPAA or FERPA — or in some cases are not covered under any law — can be a challenging question to answer in some instances. Here are some basics to guide you through the most important parts of what information is covered by what law, when, and where.

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Please Don’t Tell My Mom! A Minor’s Right to Informational Privacy

May 11, 2017 | Journal of Law & Education

Please Don’t Tell My Mom! A Minor’s Right to Informational Privacy

This Article argues for a new and improved approach to adolescents informational privacy rights concerning matters of sexuality, such as minors’ exploration of sexual identity and minors’ access to sex-related health care. Departing from existing case law and scholarly commentary, this Article contends that courts should apply strict scrutiny to cases implicating a minor’s informational […]

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Family Tip Sheets

May 10, 2017 | Common Sense Education

Family Tip Sheets

This set of tip sheets is a resource for parents who wish to talk to their children about some of the unique challenges of growing up in a digital world, including social media, peer validation, privacy, among others.

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