Student Data Privacy: A Toolkit for Connecticut School Districts

Organization: Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology
Published: August 2, 2016

Members of the Data & Privacy Advisory Council of the Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology have assembled this list of research and resources to assist our state’s K – 12 school districts in adopting best practices regarding the protection of student data accessible to third parties. This work stemmed from requests from school leaders for assistance in preparing for the rollout of Connecticut Public Act 189: An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy. We share these resources not as prescriptive, step-by-step measures but as useful guidance as districts look to review and modify their policies, practices, and communications regarding data privacy and security. District leaders should first consult their legal counsel to assess the specific measures they should take to comply with the law’s new measures.