Important Data Privacy Laws
What is SOPPA?
What happens to the student data that we send to a third-party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc... may be provided by East Maine to a third party like NWEA MAP, etc... What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address.
As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.
Data Privacy Agreements
East Maine School District 63 leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) to identify and sign data privacy agreements with vendors. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. If you would like to view the Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) that D63 currently holds, please click here.