Student Data Privacy Resources

Protecting Student Privacy | U.S. Department of Education is a resource for education stakeholders to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems and other uses of student data.

FERPA|Sherpa – named after the core federal law that governs education privacy – is the education privacy resource center. Check out FERPA|Sherpa’s resource search center, our blog, and pages with specific information and guidance for parents, students, educators, LEAs, SEAs, higher ed, ed tech, and policymakers!


Student Privacy Pledge is a list of twelve commitments K-12 school service provides agree to in order to safeguard students data privacy regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.

CoSN Privacy Toolkit for School Leaders provides school officials with 10 essential skills areas, outlining the responsibilities and knowledge needed to be an educational technology leader.

Future Ready Schools - Data privacy and security are foundational elements of digital learning. The district ensures that sound data governance policies are enacted and enforced to ensure the privacy, safety, and security of confidential data sets.

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) has been designed to address the day-to-day, real-world multi-faceted issues that schools, states and vendors are facing each day in the protection of learner information.

EPIC is a public interest research center in Washington, DC. EPIC was established in 1994 to focus public attention on emerging privacy and civil liberties issues and to protect privacy, freedom of expression, and democratic values in the information age.

Data Quality Campaign provides information on state laws annually, as well as other useful privacy review tools and resources.

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