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: Be sure to update your bookmarks accordingly!

OCPO response to Louisiana on Enrollment Data and Disclosure Avoidance

On April 21st, 2016 the Office of the Chief Privacy Officer issued a formal letter to Louisiana answering questions relating to protecting student privacy in public reporting.  The document addresses the U.S. Department of Education’s practices and recommendations to States on how to protect privacy when publicly reporting enrollment data. 

Kris Alman 10/01/2015

Dear Ms. Styles, 
The USED PTAC “Dear Colleague” letter[1] is intended to guide higher education institutions in protecting student medical record: 
(W)ithout a court order or written consent, institutions that are involved in litigation with a student should not share student medical records with the institution's attorneys or courts unless the litigation in question relates directly to the medical treatment itself or the payment for that treatment, and even then disclose only those records that are relevant and necessary to the litigation.

Adaku Onyeka-Crawford 10/02/15

Good evening –
Please find attached to this message comments from the National Women’s Law Center on the Draft Dear Colleague Letter to School Officials at Institutions of Higher Education that was issued August 18, 2015.  Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

Thank you,
Adaku Onyeka-Crawford
Fellow | National Women’s Law Center

Ashley E. Miller 10/02/15

Dear Ms. Styles, 
Please find attached comments on behalf of Kathleen Curry Santora, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Association of College and University Attorneys to the Department of Education’s August 18, 2015 draft Dear Colleague Letter. 

          Ashley E. Miller, Esq.
Assistant Director of Legal Resources
National Association of College and 
           University Attorneys

Stacy Malone 10/02/15

Please find attached comments from the Victim Rights Law Center on the Department’s Dear Colleague Letter Protecting Student Medical Records. Thank you for the opportunity to submit these comments. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please feel free to contact me any time. Best wishes, Stacy 

Stacy Malone, Esq.
Executive Director
Victim Rights Law Center

Alex Bradshaw 10/02/15

I have attached comments to this message on behalf of the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) regarding your Dear Colleague letter. Please notify me if you need further input. Thank you for the opportunity to weigh in. 
Alex Bradshaw
Ron Plesser Fellow
Center for Democracy & Technology

Click here to read CDT comments

Jon Fansmith 10/02/15

Dear Ms. Styles,
Please find attached to this email a letter signed by eight higher education associations offering our comments on the draft Dear Colleague letter offered by your office on August 18, 2015.
We thank you for your attention to our comments, and please let us know if you have specific questions or concerns with this submission.

Jon Fansmith
Director, Government Relations 
Division of Government and Public Affairs
American Council on Education


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