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ERIC Number: ED503672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-9
Pages: 51
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Family Educational Rights and Privacy: Final Rule. Federal Register, Part II: Department of Education, 34 CFR Part 99
National Archives and Records Administration, Federal Register v73 n237 p74805-74855 Dec 9 2008
The Secretary amends our regulations implementing the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act. These amendments are needed to implement a provision of the USA Patriot Act and the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act, which added new exceptions permitting the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records without consent. The amendments also implement two U.S. Supreme Court decisions interpreting FERPA, and make necessary changes identified as a result of the Department's experience administering FERPA and the current regulations. These changes clarify permissible disclosures to parents of eligible students and conditions that apply to disclosures in health and safety emergencies; clarify permissible disclosures of student identifiers as directory information; allow disclosures to contractors and other outside parties in connection with the outsourcing of institutional services and functions; revise the definitions of attendance, disclosure, education records, personally identifiable information, and other key terms; clarify permissible redisclosures by State and Federal officials; and update investigation and enforcement provisions. These regulations are effective January 8, 2009. [Docket ID ED-2008-OPEPD-0002]
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Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Intermediate Grades; Junior High Schools; Kindergarten; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Archives and Records Administration; Department of Education (ED), Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974