Protecting Personally Identifiable Information at Home and at the Office
The COVID-19 pandemic has emphasized the importance of maintaining student privacy policies and procedures that address the requirements and best practices for protecting student privacy while working from home, in a typical office setting, or while offering online educational services.
This virtual training will discuss how to maintain student privacy when staff are working from home and when staff participate in a “bring your own device” program. Additionally, this training will cover parents’ right to access records and complying with those requests when schools are closed, and the use of electronic consent.
This virtual training will also cover issues in offering online education, including the definition of personally identifiable information, the definition and disclosure of directory information, the use of the FERPA school official exception in providing online educational services, the use of video or other forms of online instruction, and the application of the Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment, and terms of service for online services.
Who Will Benefit?
This webinar is of value to all federal granting agencies, federal grant recipients, and everyone who works with federal grants, including:
- Grant and program administrators
- Grant program staff
- State, district and school personnel
- Program monitors
What Will You Learn?
- The basic requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
- The requirements for using and protecting student data when working from home.
- When schools or colleges may use electronic consent forms and how schools or colleges can comply with parental requests to review records.
- The FERPA requirements and protections as applied to online educational services.
- The recommended FERPA protections in terms of service agreements with third party providers of online educational services.
Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education (CPE) on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: http://www.learningmarket.org.