Resources from the Federal Government

1. Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, Title, 34: Education, Part 99: Family Educational Rights and Privacy (FERPA)

2. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology: Guide to Protecting the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information (PII)

3. Department of Education – FERPA

4. Bureau of Consumer Protection – COPPA ( Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act )

Note: This covers only commercial websites and online services, NOT school districts or other governmental entities.

The Rule applies to operators of commercial websites and online services (including mobile apps ) directed to children under 13 that collect, use, or disclose personal information from children. It also applies to operators of general audience websites or online services with actual knowledge that they are collecting, using, or disclosing personal information from children under 13. The Rule also applies to websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information directly from users of another website or online service directed to children. 

5. Prepared Statement of the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) on Child Identity Theft, September 1, 2011

6. Privacy Technical Assistance Center/Department of Education

Note: The DOE created this site for educational agencies and institutions that are considering using cloud computing solutions for education data.

7. National Center for Education Statistics, Institute of Education Sciences: SLDS Brief, Guidance for Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems (SLDS), Nov. 2010

8. FERPA: Guidance for Reasonable Methods and Written Agreements

9. FERPA: guide for parents

 

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