The U.S. Department of Education has provided answers to questions that school officials may have had concerning the disclosure of personally identifiable information from students’ education records to outside entities when addressing the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).
The U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released updated joint guidance addressing the application of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule to records maintained on students.
This second of three mini-webinars presented during Linking Week 2017, featured guidance from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), as well as lessons learned from North Carolina on ensuring privacy and confidentiality when linking. Presented by Baron Rodriguez, Barbara Simpson, Kelley Blas, & Sharon Walsh in May 2017 Webinar Recording Webinar Presentation
This webinar featured privacy and legal experts from the U.S. Department of Education discussing answers to frequently asked questions related to privacy and confidentiality for IDEA early childhood programs. This webinar directly supports OSEP’s recently-released document, Understanding the Confidentiality Requirement Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). Presented by Susan Kauffman (OSEP), […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood’s (DEC) 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families Date: October 2016 Presenters: Ross Lemke, Sharon Walsh, & Jennifer Tschantz This presentation discusses privacy provisions under IDEA Part C and Part B and FERPA. It covers basics surrounding protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and […]
This 2013 short video highlights the key points of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) for parents and students. Student Privacy 101 (Video)
This 2016 document provides an orientation to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) for Part C and Part B 619 agencies, programs, and service providers. Through answering frequently asked questions DaSy receives about HIPAA, the document highlights aspects of HIPAA most relevant to IDEA early childhood programs. By The DaSy Center Please note: […]
Conference: Division for Early Childhood Date: October 2015 Presenters: Ross Lemke & Sharon Walsh This 2015 DEC conference presentation informs viewers of the privacy provisions under IDEA Part C, IDEA Part B, and FERPA. It covers the basics surrounding the legal requirements surrounding the protection of personally identifiable information of children with disabilities and where […]
This guidance provides parents with general information about the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The document is a compilation and update of various letters and guidance documents previously issued that respond to a variety of questions about FERPA. FERPA General Guidance for Parents FERPA General Guidance for Parents (PDF)
Conference: Early Childhood Privacy and Confidentiality Workshop Date: February 2015 Presenters: Baron Rodriguez, Frank Miller, Joyce Popp, Sharon Walsh, Robin Nelson, & Missy Cochenour This presentation is focused on the privacy and security of data in the early childhood sector. State teams were invited to participate in an all-day training where they learned about FERPA […]