Other Resources for FERPA

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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Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

June 5, 2017 | CoSN

Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit (v3)

The CoSN Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning Toolkit supports School Systems in understanding the issues that arise when navigating student data privacy responsibilities, including the selection and use of an online service provider. The original version of this document focused on key requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Children’s […]

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The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

May 29, 2017 | Slate

The Best Way to Protect Students’ Personal Data: Teacher Training

Nationwide, however, such training for teachers and school administrators is surprisingly rare. That’s a problem, because it suggests that recent efforts to bolster student data protection have largely neglected one of the biggest risks to any school information network—its users.

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Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

May 21, 2017 | Emory Law Journal

Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act

This article, Please Don’t Tell: The Question of Confidentiality in Student Disciplinary Records under FERPA and the Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act, argues that a university’s unique role and influence on student development depends upon internal disciplinary processes receiving FERPA protection. This article also argues that protecting a student’s privacy will not result in […]

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The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

May 21, 2017 | University of Miami Law Review

The Limits of Education Purpose Limitations

This article examines technologies’ impact on the student privacy protections with a focus on education purpose limitations, and contends that that reliance on education purpose limitations does not account for the potentially problematic consequences and ethical considerations raised by data use by schools and their approved agents for “educational purposes.”

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State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

May 21, 2017 | Pratt’s Privacy and Data Security Law Journal

State Longitudinal Data Systems and Student Privacy Protections Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

This article addresses how a state longitudinal data system can allow states, local school districts, schools, and colleges and universities to make fuller use of student data to effect educational reforms and better meet the needs of individual students while protecting students’ privacy rights and complying with FERPA with regard to student data at all […]

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Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

May 21, 2017 | Pepperdine University

Safe Schools, Information Sharing & FERPA

This resource offers a guide to when information may be used in a way consistent with FERPA, and offers different hypothetical scenarios to illustrate what releases are permitted.

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