Data Privacy Rules and Ruses
Frank LoMonte of Student Press Law Center has quickly emerged as the go-to resource on FERPA-related matters for education journalists. FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal rule that protects certain information about students. It’s also cited often by education officials when they select to withhold education data. During this webinar, he lays out what education agencies can and cannot disclose according to FERPA, notes the supplemental data privacy rules on the books at the state level, and takes questions from participants.
LoMonte also provides a brief overview of the Clery Act and takes questions from reporters who want to know more about this important higher education-related law. A transcript of this webinar can be found here.