Data Security and Privacy
In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records. USBE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. This page contains state and federal policies for data privacy and security procedures, as well as guidance and resources for various stakeholders.
Student Data Security and Privacy Webinar:
Learn about the new state statue and Q&A with Whitney Phillips
Contact Whitney Phillips for web link.
February 1, 2017
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
To receive updates on Data Security and Privacy from USBE, please e-mail Whitney Phillips (contact information below).
Data Privacy Resources
Resources for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs)
Checklist for District Privacy Program
Confidentiality Provisions Comparison Chart (2014)
Data Governance Checklist (2015)
Data in the Cloud (2014)
Data Governance and Stewardship
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Exceptions
Guidelines for Reviewing Online Instructional Applications for Privacy Considerations
Confidentiality Requirements FAQ
Responsibilities of Third Party Service Providers
Standard Terms and Conditions - USBE Approved
Student Data Privacy Legislation (2016)
Summary of the Policies, Plans, Requirements of the Student Data Protection Act
Ten Steps Every District Should Take Today
Transparency - Best Practices for Schools and Districts (2014)
Resources for Teachers
Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services (2015)
Two Case Studies on Using Online Learning Applications in the Classroom (2014)
Laws on Student Data Privacy and Security
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO)
Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA)
Family Policy Compliance Office
Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) Guidance
United States Department of Education
Student Privacy Amendments
Data Governance Groups
Student Data Policy Advisory Group (2017)
Student Data Privacy Governance and User Group (2016)
USBE Study Session on FERPA and the Student Data Protection Act (2016)
Below are the presentations from the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) training on December 1, 2016.
United States Department of Education:
Whitney Phillips, Ph.D.
Chief Privacy Officer
Phone: (801) 538-7523 | whitney[dot]phillips[at]schools[dot]utah[dot]gov(E-mail)