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



Upcoming Events

2018 Utah Data Privacy Conference

November 6
Salt Lake City Public Library


November 7
Southern Utah University


Past Events

November 14-15, 2017
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Student Data Privacy Conference


Resources for Keeping Kids Safe Online

Basic Internet Safety
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)


Google Safety Center


Kids and Tweens Cybersafety
Wired Safety

Netsmartz Workshop: Parents and Guardians
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC)

Parents: Raise Your Hand and Ask Schools How They Protect Student Data
FERPA|SHERPA: The Education Privacy Resource Center

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

Local Education Agencies (LEAs)


Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services: Model Terms of Service
United States Department of Education Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC)

  • 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

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

Protecting Student Privacy
U.S. Department of Education

State Law

House Bill 358: Student Privacy Amendments
Utah State Legislature

  • Utah's Student Data Protection Act starts on page 8 of the document.

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

Senate Bill 102: Utah Student Privacy Act
Utah State Legislature

  • This bill enacts provisions regarding access to education records.

Senate Bill 163: Student Information Amendments
Utah State Legislature

  • This bill modifies provisions related to student data and information given to students.

Utah State Board of Education (USBE) Policies

Student Data Policy Advisory Group (2017)

  • Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to legislative changes.

Student Data Privacy Governance and User Group (2016)

  • Utah's Board approved group to provide recommendations to USBE.

USBE Data Governance Plan (2017 Draft)


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

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