About This Chapter
Sharing Data & Special Cases under FERPA - Chapter Summary
When sharing personal information about students, it's important to follow guidelines that will keep them safe and uphold their right to privacy. This chapter can help you understand how to share data and handle special cases under the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA). Learn what steps to take when discussing an incident with the press or transferring health or school records. Also, review how to manage video recordings, online information and social media as they relate to students.
All lessons in this chapter are accessible 24/7 from any computer or mobile device. Select lessons that cover the concepts you want to closely examine, or review them all to fully comprehend this act and its impact on education. Test your knowledge by taking short lesson quizzes and a practice chapter exam. Feel free to revisit the lessons and assessments until you feel confident that you understand this information.
How It Helps
- Builds knowledge: Lessons examine the importance of handling and sharing students' sensitive information with care.
- Offers guidance: Guidelines and tips in this chapter ensure you know how to share data and manage special cases under FERPA appropriately.
- Enhances student security: This chapter enables you to keep your students safe and their privacy intact while managing their personal information.
By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:
- Handle data requests from military recruiters, researchers, the press and others following FERPA guidelines
- Take the appropriate actions under FERPA and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) when sharing your students' medical information
- Transfer your students' disciplinary records in accordance with FERPA regulations
- Exhibit an understanding of redisclosure of education records and how to redisclose records
- Describe how the Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act (CSCPA) impacts FERPA
- Manage video recordings, online information and social media under FERPA
1. Data Requests under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how data requests are handled and the steps a school must take to enforce the legitimate educational interests requirement under FERPA.
2. Sharing Health Records under FERPA
The right to privacy for health records is as important as the privacy involving any other personal data. This lesson discusses provisions contained in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) in regards to sharing health records with third parties.
3. Transferring School Disciplinary Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how the transfer of school disciplinary records is influenced or impacted by FERPA and provide examples of ways to transfer these records.
4. The Redisclosure of Education Records under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss what redisclosure of education records is, and rules for redisclosing records under FERPA with regards to access to student records.
5. Registered Sex Offender Information under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss laws that create exceptions to the consent requirement in FERPA concerning registered sex offenders that allows school districts and postsecondary institutions to disclose information provided under campus community notification programs.
6. Video Recordings & Online Information under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how surveillance footage, video recordings and online information must be treated under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.
7. Using Social Media under FERPA
In this lesson, we will discuss how social media aligns with FERPA and special considerations that must be taken when using various technological communication platforms.
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