Overviews key provisions of federal laws concerning data security and privacy, NYS Education Law 2-d, and the Student Privacy Pledge.
Documents and Links
Summary of conditions that must be met for disclosure of PII under four FERPA exceptions, from the US Department of Education Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
Transparency Best Practices for Schools and Districts
Transparency best practices for schools and districts, including detailed information on privacy rights notification from the US Department of Education Privacy and Technical Assistance Center (PTAC).
Parents’s Bill or Rights for Data Privacy and Security
NYS Education Department FAQ concerning the Parents’s Bill or Rights for Data Privacy and Security. Includes a model notification of rights under FERPA for Elementary and Secondary Schools.
FTC COPPA FAQ
FAQ on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) from the Federal Trade Commission.
The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) introduced a Student Privacy Pledge to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. This site provides details on provisions of the pledge and a list of its signatories.