ERIC Number: ED082674
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-19
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An Attorney Views the Release of Student Information.
Shirey, Wayne A.; Shirey, Warren W.
This paper covers an area of tort law known as the invasion of the right of privacy, with particular emphasis upon the release of student information by colleges and universities. Following an examination of various legal cases, the law of privacy is related to public disclosure of private facts seems to require the following disclosures: private facts about the plaintiff, made public with identification of plaintiff, and which facts are offensive to a reasonable person of reasonable sensibilities. Recommended guidelines concerning the release of student information by registrars and admissions officers are examined. The recommended guidelines place more emphasis upon ethics than upon case law. However, if the administration discloses private facts about the plaintiff, makes the facts public, which clearly identify the plaintiff, and which are offensive to a reasonable sensibilities, the court would likely hold that there has been a violation of the right of privacy. (MJM)
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Note: Paper prepared for the Committee on Records Management and Transcript Adequacy of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers, April 19, 1973