Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974FERPA is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA regulates access to and disclosure of student education records. It give students and parents the right to inspect and review the students' education records maintained at the institution and request corrections to records believed to be inaccurate or misleading. Under 34 CFR §99.30 through §99.39, the educational institution must also keep a record of each disclosure of personally-identifiable information from student records.
Improper disposal of student records may constitute an unauthorized disclosure under FERPA – the educational institution does not have consent for such disclosure, and will not have a record that any disclosure was made.
Does FERPA Apply To You?The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.
Does FERPA Have Teeth?If an educational institution doesn't comply with FERPA, the government may:
What To Do?If you don't dispose of a student's records properly, it may constitute an unauthorized disclosure under FERPA. ShredEx an help you be FERPA compliant with our free to use secure, locked storage bins and regular shredding services. You immediately place secure documents in a bin. From there, we pick up these documents and take them to our full sized shredding truck to be completely destroyed at your location. On completion of service, ShredEx provides a Certificate of Destruction that documents the destruction process and limits your future liabilities
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U.S. Department of Education FERPA Guidehttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa/index.html
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