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!

Parents, Students, PostSecondary Letters

2007 FPCO Letters

Letter re: Applicability of FERPA to Virginia Sex Offender Registry Law Requiring Disclosure of Applicant Information by Postsecondary Institutions (8/16/07)

2006 FPCO Letters

Letter to Texas Office of Attorney General re: Disclosure of Education Records by School District (7/25/06)
 
Letter to Los Angeles Unified School District re: Blanket Court Orders (3/28/06)

Letter to Montgomery County Public Schools (MD) re: Law Enforcement Unit Records (2/15/06)

2005 FPCO Letters
 
Letter to Eligible Student re: Student Teaching Records (11/1/05)
 
Letter to Iowa Department of Education re: Disclosure of Education Records to Medicaid Agency for Reimbursement Purposes (10/12/05)

Letter to Tazewell County (VA) School Board re: Unauthorized Access to Education Record Systems (10/7/05)

Letter to Carroll Independent School District (TX) re: Destruction of Student Test Data (9/13/05)

Letter to Universitiy of North Dakota re: Disclosure of Education Records to FAA Without Student Consent (8/15/05)

Letter to Western Kentucky University re: Disclosure of Information to Statewide Database Maintained by the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education Without Student Consent (7/11/05)

Letter to University of Alaska re: Disclosure of Education Records to Legislative Audit Division (5/23/05)

Letter to School and College Legal Services of California re: Parental Access to Records of Confidential Medical Services for K-12 Students (3/14/05)

Letter to Strayer University Finding re: School Official Using Access to Education Records without Legitimate Educational Interest; Limits of Health or Safety Emergency Exception (3/11/05)

Letter to Kansas School District re: Disclosure of Information About Juvenile Registered Sex Offenders (3/8/05)

Letter to Austin Independent School District (TX) re: Disclosure of Special Education Records Under Open Records Law (3/2/05)

Letter re: conflict between Nevada law and FERPA (1/27/05)

2004 FPCO Letters

Letter re: status of education records and transcripts from public due process hearings (12/23/04)
 
Letter to University of New Mexico re: Applicability of FERPA to Health and Other State Reporting Requirements (11/29/04)
 
Letter to University of Illinois re: Use of Student ID Numbers Under FERPA (11/26/04)
 
Letter re: Disclosure of Anonymous Data Under FERPA (11/18/04)
 
Letter to University of Wisconsin-River Falls re: Student Account Identifiers (11/5/04)

Letter to University of North Alabama re: Disability Office Records (11/2/04)

Letter to parent re:disclosure of education records to outside legal counsel (9/7/04)

Letters to Auburn University re: National Student Clearinghouse (8/30/04) and (Closing Letter 1/18/05)

Letter to AACRAO re: SEVIS and Disclosures to DHS/ICE (8/27/04)

Letter to Parent re: Disclosure of Education Records to Stepparents (8/20/04)

Letter to Parent re: Amendment of Special Education Records (8/13/04)

Letter to North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services re: Accrediting Organizations (8/05/04)

Letter to Eligible Student re: University's Mandatory Collection of Social Security Number (7/01/04)

Letter to Northern Lebanon School District re: Disclosure of Education Records on Postcards (6/28/04)

Letter to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities re: Degree Verification Services (4/16/04)

Letter to Nebraska Coordinating Commission for Postsecondary Education re: Internal Data Matching for Reporting Requirements Purposes under WIA (3/25/04)

Letter to Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District (CA) re: Potential Conflict with State Law (01/16/04)

2003 FPCO Letters

Letter of Technical Assistance to School District re: Disclosure of education records containing information on multiple students (10/31/03)

Letter of Technical Assistance re: Disclosure to Victims of Alleged Crimes of Violence (03/10/03)

2002 FPCO Letters

Letter to Kennesaw State University, Georgia re: State Open Records Request (9/27/02)
 
Letter to University of Massachusetts Relating to Teaching Assistants (2/25/02)
 
Letter to The University of Mississippi on National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Records 02/12/02)

2001 FPCO Letters

Letter to Hunter College re: posting grades by last four digits of social security number (05/29/01)
 
Letter of finding to University of New Hampshire (1/31/01)

2000 FPCO Letters

Letter of technical assistance to University of California re: ED's Office of the Ombudsman (11/2/00)
 
Letter of technical assistance to American Federation of Teachers re: disclosure of information on teaching assistants (8/21/00)

1999 FPCO Letters

Letter of technical assistance to the NCAA (9/27/99)
 
Letter of technical assistance to the Regents of the University of California re: disclosures to employment relations board (9/17/99)
 
Letter of finding to Clark College (WA) (6/1/99)
 
Letter of technical assistance to the NCAA (3/12/99)
 
Letter of finding to University of Arizona re: disclosure (3/11/99)
 
Letter of technical assistance to National Student Loan Clearinghouse (8/2/99)
 
Letter to University of Michigan re: disclosure of "directory information" to Canadian government (03/12/99)

Letter to Student re: access to records at another component of a university (3/10/99)

Letter of Finding to Henry County (KY) Public Schools re: disclosure to media (3/10/99)

Letter of Finding to Youngstown (OH) University re: sufficient notice to student of subpoena (2/16/99)

Technical Assistance letter to Utah Office of Attorney General re: disclosure to auditor (2/12/99)

1998 FPCO Letters

Technical Assistance letter to University of Washington re: disclosure to Canadian Government (12/30/98)
 
Technical Assistance letter to Shelton State Community college (AL) re: warrants for arrest (8/7/98)
 
Letter of Finding to Towson (MD) State University re: implied consent (6/22/98)
 
Technical assistance letter to California School District re: lawfully issued subpoenas (6/22/98)

1997 FPCO Letters

Letter from LeRoy S. Rooker, Director - Family Policy Compliance Office re: applicability of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to the reporting requirements of the Hope Scholarship Credit and the Lifetime Learning Credit (11/25/97)

1995 FPCO Letters

Technical Assistance letter to University of Maryland Medical Systems re: records of medical residents and interns (June 22, 1995)

Letter of technical assistance to Yale University (5/26/95)

1993 FPCO Letters

Letter of technical assistance to the National Student Clearinghouse (4/19/93)

1992 FPCO Letters

Technical Assistance letter to the Committee of Interns and Residents re: records of medical residents and interns (January 24, 1992)