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Data Privacy & Security Training

WHAT IS IT?

Every stakeholder in the education arena – from the vendors to the teachers and administrators – needs to safeguard the privacy and security of student data.

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In order to protect the students you are serving, you and your staff must be experts in the federal regulations and industry best practices that guide the handling of student data.   Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act (HIPPA) all provide a framework of guidance. 

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE IT?

Every year you and your staff are advised to complete compliance training and certification testing in data privacy and security in order to keep current on updates to regulations.

Completion of compliance training signals to your stakeholders that you prioritize student data privacy and security and are prepared to implement with fidelity.

Furthermore, non-compliance with these regulations will potentially lead to legal consequences or loss of funding.

WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?

Our team will customize your learning experience to ensure your staff is prepared to meet the challenge of student data privacy and security.  We will, minimally, address the following:

  • Best practices for handling student data

    • Daily operations

    • Storage

    • Transmission

    • Personnel authorization & permissions

  • Reporting best practices

  • Developing data governance and privacy and security guidelines for your organization

  • Developing an action plan in the event of a data breach

WHO SHOULD TAKE IT?

Everyone on the staff of an:

  • edtech company

  • school

  • district

  • state education agency

  • higher education institution