STUDENT DATA PRIVACY
Community Consolidated School District 46 takes the privacy of our students' data seriously. CCSD 46 is working diligently to be compliant with the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) when it goes into effect on July 1, 2021.
What is SOPPA?
SOPPA guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only. Student data may be shared with third party vendors such as NWEA, Infinite Campus,etc. Those companies need to have protections in place to ensure that student data is not sold or given freely to others. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into a Data Privacy Agreement with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.
What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?
CCSD 46 is a member of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a collaborative of schools, districts, regional territories, and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations, and marketplace providers addressing real-world adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. Through the SDPC, we enter into contracts with third-party vendors who habdle our students' data.
CCSD 46 Data Privacy Agreements
Important Data Privacy Laws
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.
Childrenís Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.
Childrenís Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a studentís education record, restricting access and use of student information.
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