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Student Privacy at the U.S. Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education is committed to protecting student privacy. We administer and enforce student privacy laws such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA). In addition, we provide technical assistance to help schools and school districts safeguard information about students.
To learn more about federal student privacy laws and your rights please see the short video to the right or explore these other resources: