Universities seem to be running up against judges who do not concur that some student records are protected by FERPA, the federal law protecting the privacy of education records. David Eggert reports:
The state Supreme Court yesterday ordered Ohio State University to provide copies to the justices — under seal — of records ESPN wants stemming from possible wrongdoing inside its athletic department.
The high court included the requirement as part of a 7-0 ruling that set a briefing schedule in the case.
On July 11, ESPN sued OSU, alleging among other things that the university withheld emails requested by the TV network by wrongfully hiding behind a federal student-privacy law known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
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