The Family Policy Compliance Office is excited to announce the launch  of the new Student Privacy Website! This new website replaces both the Privacy Technical Assistance Center’s and the Family Policy Compliance Office’s sites.  The Student Privacy Website can be found at:  https://studentprivacy.ed.gov. Be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly!

May a school disclose de-identified data to community-based organization?

Yes. Schools do not need to obtain written consent or to inform parents or eligible students when releasing properly de-identified information.  For additional information on de-identified data and recommended practices, see § 99.31(b)(1) of the regulations and a relevant case study released by the Department, Case Study #5: Minimizing Access to PII: Best Practices for Access Controls and Disclosure Avoidance Techniques.