Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security

Pursuant to an amendment to the Education Law, section 2-D, school districts are now required to publish, on their websites, a parents' bill of rights for data privacy and security and to include such information with every contract a school district enters into with a third party contractor where the third party contractor receives student data or teacher or principal data.

  1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released by the District for any commercial purposes.
  2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record including any student data stored or maintained by the District.  This right of inspection is consistent with the requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  In addition to the right of inspection of the educational record, Education Law § 2-d provides a specific right for parents to inspect or receive copies of any data in the student's educational record.  NYSED will develop policies and procedures pertaining to this right some time in the future.
  3. State and federal laws protect the confidentiality of PII, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State is available for public review online at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/sirs, or parents may obtain a copy of this list by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services, New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234.
  5. Parents have the rights to file complaints with the District about possible privacy breaches of student data by the District's third-party contractors or their employees, officers or assignees, or with NYSED.  Complaints regarding student data breaches should be directed to:

Ms. Jane Tingley
Director of Staff Evaluation and Student Data
115 Brickman Road
Fallsburg, NY 12733
845-434-6800 ext. 1257
jtingley@fallsburgcsd.net

Complaints to NYSED should be directed in writing to the:
 
Chief Privacy Officer
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234
CPO@mail.nysed.gov
 
The complaint process is under development and will be established through regulations to be proposed by NYSED's Chief Privacy Officer, who has not yet been appointed. 

This bill of rights is subject to change based on regulations of the Commissioner of Education and the NYSED Chief Privacy Officer.

 
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