EPIC has filed suit against the U.S. Dept. of Education over its recent amendments to the Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA). The federal complaint, which was filed in the D.C. District Court yesterday, alleges that the amendments are not in accordance with the law and exceeded USED’s authority.
The amendments provided definitions of terms such as “authorized representative” and “education program” that would expand the number and type of entities that would have access to student data. Another amendment would also broaden the types of information that could be included – and shared – as “directory information.”
h/t, Sheila Kaplan