Category Archives: DG Toolkit Electronic

Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs FAQS

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) developed these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to assist early childhood programs under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) — Part B section 611, Part B section 619, and Part C — with addressing privacy and confidentiality questions. Sections include General IDEA and FERPA […]

Identity Authentication Best Practices

This 2012 brief offers best practice recommendations for developing and implementing effective authentication processes to help ensure that only appropriate individuals and entities have access to education records. General suggestions provided in the brief are applicable to all modes of data access, be it in person, over the phone, by mail, or electronically. Published by […]

Data Security: Top Threats to Data Protection

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This 2011 brief outlines critical threats to educational data and information systems. Threats are divided into two categories: technical and non-technical. A brief description of each threat is followed by a suggestion of appropriate risk mitigation measures. Published by: Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) Data Security: Top Threats to Data Protection