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ERIC Number: ED560593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Stoplight for Student Data Use
Data Quality Campaign
The foundational federal law on student privacy, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), establishes student privacy rights by restricting with whom and under what circumstances schools may share students' personally identifiable information. This tool summarizes some of the main provisions of FERPA, and identifies when students' personally identifiable information may be shared under the law. However, this tool should be used as a guide to help you understand when you need to take a closer look at the law or consult an expert. It should not be considered a comprehensive review of FERPA-authorized disclosures and should not be considered a substitute for appropriate legal counsel.
Data Quality Campaign. 1250 H Street NW Suite 825, Washington, DC 20005. Tel: 202-393-4372; Fax: 202-393-3930; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Data Quality Campaign
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act 1974