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Ed Law 2-d and Other Regulations

This page is dedicated to walking parents through not only Ed law 2-d, but also other laws protecting children as well as how to report a suspected data breach.

Ed Law 2-d and Part 121

Other Laws Protecting Children

  • Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) - COPPA imposes certain requirements on operators of websites, games, mobile apps or online services directed to children under 13 years of age, and on operators of other websites or online services that have actual knowledge that they are collecting personal information online from a child under 13 years of age.
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) - The foundational federal law on the privacy of students’ educational records, FERPA safeguards student privacy by limiting who may access student records, specifying for what purpose they may access those records, and detailing what rules they have to follow when accessing the data.
  • Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) - The Protection of Pupil Rights Amendment (PPRA) is a federal law that affords certain rights to parents of minor students with regard to surveys that ask questions of a personal nature. Briefly, the law requires that schools obtain written consent from parents before minor students are required to participate in any U.S. Department of Education funded survey, analysis, or evaluation that reveals information concerning the following areas:
    • Political affiliations;
    • Mental and psychological problems potentially embarrassing to the student and his/her family;
    • Sex behavior and attitudes;
    • Illegal, anti-social, self-incriminating and demeaning behavior;
    • Critical appraisals of other individuals with whom respondents have close family relationships;
    • Legally recognized privileged or analogous relationships, such as those of lawyers, physicians, and ministers;
    • Religious practices, affiliations, or beliefs of the student or student's parent*; or
    • Income (other than that required by law to determine eligibility for participation in a program or for receiving financial assistance under such program.)