Data Privacy

District 39 takes the privacy of our student's data seriously. Here are some important data privacy laws that guide our practices.



Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)
As part of SOPPA, companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA's) 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. District 39 leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is an unique collaborative to address solutions to growing data privacy concerns. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with third party vendors who handle our student data. If you would like to view the DPA's that we current hold, please click the following link.
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.

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information.

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