Addressing Student Data Privacy; An Introduction to the Student Data Privacy Consortium

This session will cover the basic requirements of the major student privacy laws; FERPA, PPRA, COPPA, HIPAA, & CIPA. Attendees will come away with a basic understanding of the requirements of each of these laws in their school district. Then attendees will be introduced to the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). The is designed to address the day-to-day, real-world multifaceted issues that schools, states, territories and vendors face when protecting learner information. This unique collaborative is addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. SDPC’s vision is to develop common activities, artifacts, templates, tools and effective practices that can be leveraged through a unique collaborative of end users and marketplace providers working together. The MA Privacy Alliance (MSPA) a chapter of the SDPC, has tools and model data privacy agreements that you can use today. Lastly, attendees will get a “sneak peak” at a new statewide Data Management solution that can address interoperability and privacy enforcement in one solution.

Session On Demand

Steve Smith

Cambridge Public Schools & Student Data Privacy Consortium
Mr. Steve Smith, has twenty five + years of CIO/CTO experience in rural and urban, large and small, school districts in New England, the last 14 years as CIO of Cambridge Public Schools. Recently Mr. Smith has spent a great deal of time navigating student privacy issues. He has represented both Maine and currently Massachusetts on the National Forum on Education Statistics and has contributed to the Forum's Education Data Privacy, Civil Rights Data Reporting, Longitudinal Data Systems, SCED Working Group, Virtual Education, Facilities Data Management, Technology Suite, Crisis Data Management, Cyber Security wand Metadata working groups . In addition, Mr Smith is a contributing member to the CoSN Trusted Learning Environment project as well as the Founder of the Student Data Privacy Consortium.