Data Security


The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

Click here to visit the U.S. Department of Education website and learn more about FERPA.

For easy access to guidance materials for parents, educators, and service providers on FERPA and privacy regulations, click here.


The U.S. Department of Education established the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems. PTAC provides timely information and updated guidance on privacy, confidentiality, and security practices through a variety of resources, including training materials and opportunities to receive direct assistance with privacy, security, and confidentiality of longitudinal data systems.

To visit the PTAC site and review the resources available, click here. Additional resources are listed below.

EduTech Data Security and Privacy Presentation