Other Resources for Law Enforcement Access to Data

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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FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

April 15, 2019 | Iowa Department of Education

FERPA for School Resource Officers & Law Enforcement Officials

So, what does FERPA mean to School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs)? What access do School Resource Officers (SROs) or Law Enforcement Officers (LEs) have to education records under FERPA? For what purpose? Can they have access to education records and redisclose those records to the local law enforcement agency? What responsibility […]

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Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

June 7, 2018 | Amelia Vance

Ensuring School Safety While Also Protecting Privacy

Amelia Vance, FPF’s Director of Education Privacy, spoke at the Federal Commission on Student Safety’s Listening Session. She asked that any Commission recommendations include the need for privacy “guardrails” around school safety measures to ensure that student privacy and equity are protected.

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Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

September 25, 2017 | Future of Privacy Forum

Law Enforcement Access to Student Records

This FPF guide helps schools – and the companies that serve them – understand their legal options and when they may be required to disclose student personal information, especially immigration status data, to law enforcement.

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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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