As the use of technology continues to become more prevalent, District 62 is committed to engaging in cybersecurity procedures that meet or exceed industry standards, and protect unauthorized use or disclosure of student's data.
Starting July 1, 2021, all school districts must provide information about student covered information that is collected, maintained, or disclosed by the District, to whom this information is disclosed, and the purpose of disclosure. Parents/guardians are encouraged to view the District’s website for this information, as well as for additional information required to be disclosed under the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).
Parents may request to review and correct any information maintained by the District or any online/application provider by contacting the D62 Privacy Officer, Adam Denenberg via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
DATA BREACH: District 62 will post details here about data breaches involving 10% or more of the District's students, including the number of students whose covered information was involved in the breach, date of breach (or estimate) and operator name.
IMPORTANT DATA PRIVACY LAWS
Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.
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.
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.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.
What is SOPPA? What happens to the student data that we send to a third party vendor? Information like names, birthdates, etc. may be provided by District 62 to a third party like IXL, NWEA MAP, etc. What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? This is exactly what SOPPA looks to address. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.
What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)? District 62 employes the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is 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.