Parent Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
As part of the 2014 Common Core Implementation Reform Act, New York State now requires every “educational agency” operating in the state to develop a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. Each District must adopt this document to ensure student data privacy. Elements of the document include the following information: that the student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for commercial purposes; that parents have the right to inspect/review education records; the State and Federal laws along with industry standards/best practices that protect the confidentiality of PII; a list of student data elements collected by the State available for public review; and parents have the right to review complaints regarding breaches. http://www.p12.nysed.gov/docs/parents-bill-of-rights.pdf .