Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
As part of the Common Core Implementation Reform Act, Education Law §2-d requires that each educational agency in the State of New York must develop a Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (Parents' Bill of Rights). See http://www.nysed.gov/student-data-privacy/student-data-privacy-bill-rights-parents-bill-rights. A copy of the Parents' Bill of Rights is linked from this NYSED page.
The purpose of the Parents' Bill of Rights is to inform parents (which also include legal guardians or persons in parental relation to a student, but generally not the parents of a student who is age eighteen or over) of the legal requirements regarding privacy, security and use of student data. In addition to the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Education Law §2-d provides important new protections for student data, and new remedies for breaches of the responsibility to maintain the security and confidentiality of such data.
Additional information will be provided by the Department's Chief Privacy Officer (CPO). The office of the CPO can be reached at CPO@mail.nysed.gov.