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Welcome to Student Privacy Compass

Student Privacy Compass (formerly known as FERPA|Sherpa) is the student privacy resource center website. This site is your tool for finding information, news, and opinions on maintaining student data privacy. Student Privacy Compass is an initiative of the Future of Privacy Forum.

Educator Resources

Educators are the first line of defense in ensuring the privacy of student data. From ensuring sufficient passwords to selecting privacy-protective apps to teaching students about digital citizenship, educators have an essential role to play in securing student information.

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  • Student Privacy Primer

    Oct 5, 2021

    This primer explains the concepts of student data, including who uses the data and why they use it; data privacy in general; student data privacy; student data…

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  • Student Data Privacy and Data Ethics Scenarios User Guide

    Oct 5, 2021

    PurposeStudent data privacy and data ethics are essential topics that should be included in educator training and professional development. Educators’ very rol…

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Student Resources

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  • Children’s Data Governance Applied Case Studies

    May 21, 2021Stephanie Nguyen

    A report containing eleven case studies of companies whose products apply best practices for data governance concerning children.

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Parent Resources

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  • The Privacy and Equity Implications of Using Self-Harm Monitoring Technologies

    Sep 27, 2021Sara Collins, Jasmine Park, Anisha Reddy, Yasamin Sharifi, and Amelia Vance

    As educators and school leaders return to campus after two years of significant upheaval and loss, many are prioritizing efforts focused on students’ well-bein…

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Local Education Agency Resources

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  • Student Privacy Primer

    Oct 5, 2021

    This primer explains the concepts of student data, including who uses the data and why they use it; data privacy in general; student data privacy; student data…

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The Student Privacy Compass aims to provide a one-stop shop for education privacy-related resources to all stakeholders in the student privacy conversation: students, parents, educators and education agencies, the edtech industry, and policymakers struggling to grapple with the ever-changing student privacy legal landscape.

Where Do I Start?

Not sure where to start? These questions provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about student privacy.

If you don’t find an answer to your question here, feel free to contact us.

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