New law protects student data

11 11 2019

FROM NYSUT United Sept/Oct 2019

Be sure to read the article by Kara Smith in NYSUT United regarding Education Law 2-D. We’ve all used the free websites that provide educational resources and data. Ed Law 2-D was enacted to protect our students’ data from digital hijackers. Regulations have NOT yet been put into place but it is coming and we need to be vigilant.

Jolene DiBrango, NYSUT executive vice president states “Once regulations are adopted, all third-party contractors, and educational agencies — including the State Education Department, school districts and BOCES — will be required to adopt a data security and privacy policy to safeguard student data.” (NYSUT United, Sept/Oct, 2019)

How does this law affect us?

Free sites require that we accept their terms of service. That puts us in jeopardy of violating federal and state law. Be sure to go to your district technology department and get written approval if you are using any app other than those provided by the district.

For further information go to the NYSUT United Sept/Oct 2019 issue and read the article by By Kara Smith
ksmith@nysutmail.org


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