FERPA Higher Ed Fact Sheets

FERPA Higher Ed Fact Sheets

Future of Privacy Forum has published a set of fact sheets giving a quick but comprehensive overview of institutions’ responsibilities over the student data they collect and use. The first resource is a Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 101 for Higher Education. It explains what FERPA covers, students’ rights under FERPA, as well as the most common exceptions to FERPA’s consent requirements for sharing data. The second resource is all about how institutions can share data with their education technology providers and the ten items that should be included in those contracts. The third resource is a best practices document about student data use and protecting privacy. These three fact sheets are intended as a starting point for higher education institutions and their student data privacy journey. You can download all three fact sheets at the links below:

 

FERPA 101 for Higher Education –  Download the PDF!

Higher Education Best Practices 101 – Download the PDF!

Higher Education Contracts and Privacy 101 – Download the PDF!

 

Sara Collins (Policy Council), and Amelia Vance (Director) serve as the Education Privacy Team at the Future of Privacy Forum. Trevor Schmitt served as an intern on FPF’s Education Project. [ninja_form id=]

Related Resources

  • Blog

    U.S. Department of Education Opens an Investigation into Pasco County’s Predictive Policing Program

    Apr 19, 2021Anisha Reddy and Amelia Vance

    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into the data-sharing practices between Florida’s Pasco County sheriff’s office and school …

    Learn More
  • Blog

    Youth Privacy and Data Protection 101

    Apr 1, 2021Jasmine Park and Amelia Vance

    It is estimated that one-third of global internet users are under the age of 18. As digital technologies increasingly mediate nearly all facets of their lives,…

    Learn More
  • Blog

    5 cosas que los padres deben saber sobre la privacidad de los datos de los estudiantes

    Feb 23, 2021Jasmine Park

    You can find the blog in English here.Puedes encontrar el blog en inglés aquí.La transición al aprendizaje en línea ha reafirmado que los padres son socios ese…

    Learn More