WOVSED takes the privacy of our students' data seriously. We are diligent with our compliance with student data laws.
Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.
Illinois School Student Records Act (ISSRA): Is similar to FERPA and ensures parent/guardian access to their child’s records and the confidentiality of student records and the information in those records.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Protects the privacy and security of student data when collected by companies operating websites, online services, or online/mobile applications primarily used for K-12 school purposes.
Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.
Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide additional guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies and that data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS 85).
Legislative Brief on SOPPA
Student Data Privacy Laws
In the event of a data breach regarding student information, details will be provided.
WOVSED utilizes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), an unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policy makers, trade organizations and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns.
If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click this link https://privacy.a4l.org/privacy-community/ Through the SDPC, we enter into agreements with third party vendors who handle our students' data. If you would like to view the data privacy agreements that WOVSED current holds, please click the following link.
Staff, don't see your resource on the list of agreements?