Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) v. US Department of Education


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1. According to the amendment proposed to FERPA in 2011, which of the following student ID numbers could be stored in a school directory?

2. Why was the reinterpretation of phrases like 'authorized representative' and 'educational program' in FERPA such a hot topic?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These questions will quickly measure your knowledge of the case of Electronic Privacy Information Center(EPIC) v. U.S. Department of Education. Make sure you can explain what this case was about.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this assessment to review what you know about:

  • The current types of student ID numbers that can be stored in a school computer
  • The controversy surrounding reinterpretation of specific terms under FERPA
  • The goal of the EPIC v. U.S. Department of Education lawsuit

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as FERPA
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what types of student ID numbers could be stored in a school's computer systems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the goal of this lawsuit and what eventually happened

Additional Learning

To find out more about this lawsuit, review the lesson titled Electronic Privacy Information Center(EPIC) v. U.S. Department of Education. This lesson helps you understand:

  • The purpose of FERPA
  • Who has access to a student's academic information
  • The reason information is restricted to authorized users