A few things about E-FERPA — from educause.org by Steven McDonald


Probably no statute affects higher education more, but is understood less, than the Family Educational and Privacy Rights Act, or “FERPA,” the primary federal law that regulates how we handle our records about our students. And that is no doubt especially true when it comes to electronic records (which for some reason seem to baffle us in almost every context). Data Privacy Month seems a good time to clear up some of the most common misunderstandings: