Other Resources for Federal Laws or Legislation

The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

The Policymaker’s Guide to Student Privacy

This short guide provides short answers to the following questions: How Is Student Data Used? Which Federal Laws Already Address Student and Child Privacy? Do General Privacy Laws Address Student Data? What Are Common State-Level Approaches to Regulating Student Data? What Are Potential Issues to Consider When Drafting Student Privacy Legislation? Which Stakeholders Should Policymakers Consult […]

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Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies

May 30, 2019 | Future of Privacy Forum

Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies

Disclosing Student Information During School Emergencies: A Primer for Schools offers four best practices for information disclosure and answers five frequently asked questions about FERPA’s requirements for sharing information during health or safety emergencies.

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Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

May 19, 2019 | IHEP & Vantage Technology Consulting Group

Protecting Privacy and Information Security in a Federal Postsecondary Student Data System

Our current federal postsecondary data system is incomplete and fails to provide today’s students with the accurate, timely information that they need to inform their college choices and promote their success. As policymakers consider proposals to improve this federal data system, it is critical that they work in tandem to protect students’ privacy and ensure […]

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Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

April 19, 2019 | State of Colorado Department of Law

Colorado AG Formal Opinion on FERPA

This report from the State of Colorado Department of Law, written by Attorney General Cynthia H. Coffman, provides general guidance on FERPA. Further, it addresses misconceptions about the law as well as what information Colorado schools may obtain from juvenile courts and law enforcement agencies to assist in evaluating school safety risks.

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Sunshine Laws in Higher Education

April 19, 2019 | Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges

Sunshine Laws in Higher Education

Public higher education is a major recipient of state funding and resources.  As such, public colleges and universities directly respond to state needs for higher education and are required to provide transparency in decision-making, which is codified in state open-meeting and record laws.  These laws, often termed “sunshine laws,” present challenges and opportunities to institutional […]

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FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

April 5, 2019 | Teach Privacy

FERPA Interactive Whiteboard

The FERPA Interactive Whiteboard (~5.5 minutes) is a highly-interactive computer-based module that succinctly summarizes the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  This module is an ideal tool for quick and effective FERPA training.

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Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

February 5, 2019 | Alexis Shore

Are Privacy Fears Expanding the Digital Divide?

In recent years, growing concerns about students’ data privacy have led to over 500 proposed new laws in state legislatures and the U.S. Congress. There are legitimate concerns about the protection of students’ information, but one concern doesn’t get enough discussion: whether privacy fears and the push for new laws are making it more difficult […]

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