Understanding FERPA, GDPR, and the Regulation of Student Data Privacy

Wednesday, October 31 | 9:45AM–11:15AM MT
Session Type: Breakout Session
An overview of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) and GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), focusing on the impact of these legislations on data governance at Higher Ed institutions within the United States. Discussion centers on the latest interpretations of these laws, policy implementation strategies, and possible enforcement options.

Outcomes: 1. understand the impact of student data privacy legislation on institutional IT systems and tools 2. identify areas of potential risks at their institutions 3. actively engage administration, staff, and faculty regarding best practices and risk-mitigation in low-level (course design) and high-level (data architecture) areas