TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance
Accelerate your district's ability to acquire signed student data privacy agreements for all of your apps.
The TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance has developed a successful collaborative model to provide member schools and districts with administrative and legal support to negotiate privacy terms with their software vendors.
This service was only for TEC member districts. It is now open to school districts across Massachusetts!
It's a simple process. You tell us what apps and vendors you are using, and we will work to get a signed Data Privacy Agreement as quickly as possible. We do all the work, so you can have the peace of mind that your student data is being handled in a secure and safe way!
In cooperation with the SDPConsortium, we developed a single Massachusetts Student Data Privacy Agreement (DPA) which articulates the vendor duties and responsibilities required to protect student data in compliance with all applicable federal and state privacy statutes, including the FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, 603 C.M.R. 23.00 and Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 71, Sections 34D to 34H.
The Education Cooperative Student Data Privacy Alliance (SDPA) has been instrumental in helping our district take meaningful action in its effort to ensure the security and privacy of student data in an era where online resources have become indispensable. The TEC SDPA has solved two of the most pressing challenges related to this important topic. First, TEC has provided the legal and administrative support that individual districts typically lack. Second, the collective influence of member districts, combined with favorable vendor contract language, has resulted in over 200 signed agreements, with more being signed every day. Working independently, our district simply does not have the capacity to achieve such results. Prior to joining the TEC SDPA, student data privacy was a daunting task. Today, we have made significant progress towards our goal of achieving 100% compliance with state and federal privacy regulations.
Steve OuelletteDirector of Technology, Learning, and InnovationWestwood Public Schools, Massachusetts