News and Updates

  • New: a video providing cybersecurity best practices for schools and districts
  • New: a video providing best practices for responding to ransomware attacks
  • New: a recorded webinar on cybersecurity and incident response
  • Updated: a crosswalk comparing the provisions of FERPA and IDEA

Student Privacy for...

Frequently Asked Questions

Student Privacy Matters

11/01/2022

The Department of Education (Department) is required to notify annually each State educational agency (SEA) and each local educational agency (LEA...

07/01/2022

Letter to institutions of postsecondary education regarding the applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the...

11/01/2021

This letter is meant to inform State Education Agencies about their responsibilities regarding federal privacy laws including FERPA and PPRA.

Resources

12/01/2022

The Student Privacy Policy Office (SPPO) at the U.S. Department of Education (Department) performed a four-year review of a nationally...

11/09/2022

Ransomware is a type of malicious software that encrypts files and data on a device, rendering the information unretrievable and unusable to the...

10/31/2022

This recorded webinar provides best practices for schools and districts that are looking to build or enhance their cyber incident response...