Responsibilities of Third-Party Service Providers under FERPA

Organization: PTAC, U.S. Department of Education
Published: August 3, 2015

This document was developed by PTAC to assist online educational services providers, vendors, and contractors in understanding the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Our prior guidance, Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services, was intended for school audiences; this guidance presents the same material, but in a format geared toward third-party service providers.