27 Nov Privacy Laws in Public Schools
The rule also imposes firm restrictions on marketing to children under the age of 13. In short, EdPrivacy is a privacy assessment and management system that simplifies and streamlines the exam process for schools. At the request of the school, operators must give parents the opportunity to view and/or delete their child`s personal data, and schools are responsible for ensuring that operators delete all personal data as soon as it is no longer needed for the intended educational purposes. In other words, the school`s ability to consent to the parent is limited to whether the service is being used for educational purposes. If the service is used for non-educational purposes, the operator must obtain verifiable consent directly from the parents. Targeted advertising, public and/or social profiles, and the sale of data are examples of non-educational purposes that require parental consent. CIPA applies to all schools and libraries that participate in the FCC`s E-Rate discount program, where they receive discounts for Internet access or internal connections. FERPA`s regulations are designed to protect privacy and include paper and computerized school records, directory information, and anonymized data. School records are any material (records, documents, etc.) that contains information directly related to a student and is managed by an educational organization or institution, or by a person acting on behalf of the organization or institution. The information contained in the directory is any information contained in the school record that is not considered harmful or invasive of privacy when disclosed. And anonymized data is where all PII has been deleted and where a reasonable determination has been made that a student is not personally identifiable.