Jan 192018
 January 19, 2018  Business, Featured News, U.S., Youth & Schools

Lindsey Barrett and Amelia Vance  of the Future of Privacy Forum discuss an important letter from the U.S. Department of Education in response to a parent complaint about whether an ed tech company contracted with a school can require the student to waive any protections under FERPA.

From the US DOE’s response:

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“A parent or eligible student cannot be required to waive the rights and protections accorded under FERPA as a condition of acceptance into an educational institution or receipt of educational training or services.”



Run, do not walk, and read the FPF blog post and US DOE letter.