Welcome to Student Data Privacy


The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) takes its obligation to protect student data privacy very seriously. The Student Data Privacy program is focused on:

  • building public trust,
  • listening to and working with stakeholders on every level to ensure that student data are protected,
  • modeling best practices in data governance, 
  • disseminating practical solutions and training's for Local Education Agencies (LEAs), and
  • annually and publicly reporting measurements of program effectiveness.

Metadata Dictionary 
USBE Data Gateway



Past Events

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Student Data Privacy Conference 

November 6-7, 2018

November 14-15, 2017


Resources for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Privacy and Internet Safety 
Common Sense Media

Raising Digital Citizens 
Stay Safe Online: National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA)

Think Before You Link 
Intel® Security Digital Safety Program

Vendor Resources 

Local Education Agencies (LEAs)


Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service 
United States Department of Education

2015 guidance on how schools and districts should exercise diligence when reviewing Terms of Service (TOS) agreements and follow established school and district policies for evaluating and approving online educational services and mobile applications. 

Using Online Learning Applications in the Classroom: Decentralized Review 
National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) National Forum on Education Statistics

2014 case study examines how districts that do not provide a central review process for new online apps can support teachers in responsibly selecting and using new online apps in the classroom.

Resources for Teaching Students and Parents about Online Safety

Law and Policy

Federal Law

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 
Federal Trade Commission

Part 99: Family Educational Rights and Privacy 
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR)

State Law

R277-487: Public School Data Confidentiality and Disclose
Office of Administrative Rules

Utah State Legislature:

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Policies

Student Data Policy Advisory Group
Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to legislative changes.

Student Data Governance and User Group
Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to USBE.

USBE Data Governance Plan 
Official Policies and Procedures of the USBE


M’Lissa Holt
Executive Secretary
Phone: (801) 538-7618 | E-mail

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