More good stuff about the current state of privacy and identity protection in the US and broader Internet landscape of the world.
And FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
“In light of the current state of FERPA, what should be done? Here is some advice for parents, politicians, and schools:
- Parents need to look at what their schools are doing about student privacy and speak up, because the law isn’t protecting their children’s privacy.
- School officials who want to develop a more meaningful and robust protection of privacy should talk to government officials who are tasked with complying with HIPAA. They can learn a lot from studying HIPAA and following some of its requirements.
- Congress should remake FERPA more in the model of HIPAA. If Congress won’t act, state legislatures should pass better education privacy laws.
- Because FERPA does not provide adequate oversight and enforcement of cloud computing providers, schools must be especially aggressive and assume the responsibility. Otherwise, their students’ data will not be adequately protected. School officials shouldn’t assume that the law is providing regulation of cloud computing providers and that they need not worry. The law isn’t, so right now the schools need to be especially vigilant”
Thanks to Daniel Solove on LinkedIn