Student Data Privacy
NBCUSD200 takes the privacy of our student’s data seriously. This page is intended to make our student data privacy measures transparent for all stakeholders involved. The content of this page is a testament to the student data privacy measures we have taken to comply with the new SOPPA laws that go into effect on July 1, 2021.
What is SOPPA?
What happens to the student data that we send to a third-party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc. may be provided by NBCUSD200 to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAPS, etc. What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student’s data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.
What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?
NBCUSD 200 leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policymakers, trade organizations, and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Using the SDPC’S IL NDPA document, we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student’s data.
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Important Student Data Privacy Laws
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only. Click here to watch a video on Soppa.
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children. Click here to watch a video on COPPA
Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was enacted by Congress in 2000 to address concerns about children’s access to obscene or harmful content over the Internet. We use Web filters on all district-owned devices to stay in compliance with CIPA. Click here to watch a video on CIPA
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.
Click here to watch a video on FERPA.