Education New York & Information Policy Watch has issued the following release:
As cases of identity theft, database hacking, and the sale of personal information increase daily, the need to protect children’s privacy becomes even more urgent. Schools are a rich source of personal information about children that can be legally and illegally accessed by third parties. That’s why Education New York’s National Opt-out Campaign is alerting parents to their rights under the federal Family Educational Rights Privacy Act (FERPA) to restrict third-party access to their children’s information and encouraging them to review their school’s annual FERPA notification at the beginning of the school year.
You can read the full release on their web site. And while you’re there, take a moment to check out all of the student privacy resources Sheila has compiled, which include state-level bills that may impact your child’s privacy.