FERPA

The 1974 Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment, is a federal law (20 U.S.C. 1232g),保护学生教育记录的隐私. FERPA适用于所有接受美国教育部资助的教育机构, from kindergarten through university level. With limited prescribed exceptions, 未经(i)学生家长的书面许可,教育机构不得发布学生的个人身份信息(PII)或非目录信息, 或(ii)年满18岁或就读于专上院校的学生.

At Florida Atlantic University, 学术记录的隐私也受到佛罗里达州法规1002的保护.225 and 1006.在州法律中提供类似的保护和规定 FAU Regulation 4.008, 指定银河在线游戏可以根据要求发布的目录信息, or otherwise publish, unless specifically notified by the student in writing. 

The U.S. 教育署将FERPA赋予学生的权利总结如下:

  • 有权在合理的时间内,并在收到要求后不超过45天内检查和审查其教育记录.
  • 有权要求修改其教育记录中的不准确之处.
  • 有权同意披露其教育记录中包含的个人身份信息, 除非本法和《银河在线游戏》第34§99条.31 authorize disclosure without consent.  Disclosures under § 99.将向对这些记录有合法教育利益的指定学校官员提出, as defined below.  
  • The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education  if they feel their FERPA rights have been violated. 

To request the inspection, review or amendment of student records, 请向注册主任提交一份书面请求,说明所请求的记录和/或拟议的修改, with as much specificity as reasonably possible. For records reviews, 注册主任将安排查阅,并通知家长或符合条件的学生查阅记录的时间和地点. For proposed record amendments, 学校将通知家长或符合条件的学生的决定,并告知他们就修改请求举行听证会的权利. 届时将提供有关听证程序的附加程序,并应根据34 CFR§99进行.21 and § 99.22.

Under FERPA, 学校工作人员可以与其他对这些信息有合法教育利益的学校官员共享学生记录. As set forth in  University Regulation 4.008 , “学校官员”是指大学在行政管理部门雇用的人员, supervisory, academic or research, or support staff position (including law enforcement unit personnel and health staff); a person or company with whom the University has contracted as its agent to provide a service instead of using University employees or officials (such as an attorney, auditor, or collection agent); a person serving on the Board of Trustees; or a student serving on an official committee, such as a student affairs board or committee, 或协助其他学校官员完成他们的任务. In addition, 如果学校官员为了履行其对学校的专业职责而需要审查教育记录,则该官员具有“合法的教育利益”.  大学也可以将学生的教育记录信息披露给学生寻求或打算注册的其他机构的官员, and as otherwise permitted by law.

FAU’s disclosures of student records under § 99.31包括符合§99要求的披露.35, to authorized representatives of the U.S. Comptroller General, the U.S. Attorney General, the U.S. Secretary of Education, or state and local education authorities, 包括但不限于佛罗里达州理事会的授权代表(“联邦和州当局”).  这些联邦和州当局可以进一步允许访问您的记录,而无需您同意联邦或州当局指定的任何第三方来评估联邦或州支持的教育计划. 评估可以涉及任何“主要从事提供教育”的项目," such as early childhood education and job training, 以及任何由教育机构或机构管理的课程. 联邦和州当局可能允许研究人员在未经您同意的情况下访问您的教育记录和个人身份信息, 在某些情况下,即使我们反对或不要求进行此类研究. 联邦和州当局必须从他们授权接收您的PII的实体那里获得某些使用限制和数据安全承诺, 但当局不需要对这些实体保持直接控制. In addition, in connection with Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems, State Authorities may collect, compile, permanently retain, 在未经您同意的情况下分享您教育记录中的个人信息, 他们可能会通过将此类PII与他们从其他联邦或州数据源获得的有关您的其他个人信息链接起来,跟踪您对教育和其他项目的参与情况, including workforce development, unemployment insurance, child welfare, juvenile justice, military service, and migrant student records systems. 

FERPA requires universities to provide students with  annual notification  of these rights. 怀疑违反FERPA的学生应联系大学注册主任(Glades Road 777号), Building SU80, Boca Raton, FL 33431; 561-297-2429) or they can contact the U.S. Department of Education.  For more information, visit the U.S. Department of Education website at  http://studentprivacy.ed.gov/file-a-complaint

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