DOE Launches New Website for Student Privacy Resources

The U.S. Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) and Office of the Chief Privacy Officer (OCPO) have launched a new website to provide resources concerning best practices and technical assistance for institutions navigating their obligations under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and other student privacy matters, including data security.  The new website includes official guidance on FERPA and answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  It also includes online training materials, videos and recorded webinars on various topics relating to student privacy.

Client Tip: Institutions can use this new website as an informational resource for student privacy issues.  Due to the complexity of many questions arising under FERPA and other student privacy matters, institutions should refer frequently to the DOE’s new website for guidance, and consult counsel where appropriate. 

Robert Young advises businesses, municipalities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations on a broad range of employment matters. He defends these clients against a variety of claims, including discrimination and retaliation, non-competition, trade secrets, and wage-and-hour matters. He has litigated disputes in state and federal courts, as well as administrative agencies. He counsels clients in matters outside of litigation, including the negotiation of agreements, medical leaves, and accommodation requests, as well as employee discipline and termination matters. In addition, he conducts internal investigations on behalf of clients, including alleged harassment, whistleblower, and other employee claims.

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