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Short Title FERPA
Official Text Dand/test
Country/Jurisdiction United States
State or Province
Regulatory Bodies Dept Ed
Date Enacted 1974/08/21

Scope of the Law Students, Parents, Educators

Taxonomy Breach of Confidentiality, Disclosure

The FERPA is an act that ensures the United States standards of the student and family educational and privacy rights. It protects parents from misleading or inappropriate data of any student's educational records. Besides, the collected students' records shall not be released by educational institutions that may impact students' security.

Privacy Silo: Information Privacy
Business Sector: Education
Targeted Info: Education Records
Protects: Students, Parents

Text of the law

§1232g. Family educational and privacy rights

Each educational agency or institution shall maintain a record, kept ( with (a)the education records) of each student, which will indicate all individuals , agencies, or organizations which have requested or obtained access to a student's education records maintained by such educational agency or institution, and which will indicate specifically the legitimate interest that each such person, agency, or organization has in obtaining this information. Such record of access shall be available only to parents, to the school official and his assistants who are responsible for the custody of such records, and to persons or organizations authorized in, and under the conditions of, clauses (A) and (C) of paragraph (1) as a means of auditing the operation of the system. Breach of Confidentiality

(b) Release of education records; parental consent requirement; exceptions; compliance with judicial orders and subpoenas; audit and evaluation of federally-supported education programs; recordkeeping Disclosure

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