• Privacy - Legal Issues


  • FERPA Primer: The Basics and Beyond

     

    The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was enacted by Congress in order to protect the privacy of students and their parents. FERPA is designed to ensure that students and parents of students may obtain access to the student’s educational records and challenge the content or release of such records to third parties. This article summarizes the key points of FERPA, highlights how career services practitioners can ensure that their educational institutions are in compliance with FERPA’s requirements, and addresses the recently proposed regulatory changes to FERPA.


     

    Legal Issues: Washington State Enacts Social Media Privacy Law

     
    Following a trend among states, Washington has enacted a social media privacy bill, banning employers from requesting user names and passwords of current or prospective employees’ personal social media accounts.
     

Privacy - Legal Issues