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Student - Data Privacy & Records

Important Data Privacy Laws

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

Student Privacy 101: FERPA for Parents and Students

Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

Understanding COPPA

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

What is SOPPA? An Introduction to the Student Online Personal Protection Act

Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

E-Rate and CIPA

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.

SOPPA for Families

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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.