Online Applications & Student Privacy
21st century learning tools are key parts of Alameda Unified’s educational program.They provide opportunities for AUSD students to think critically, communicate, collaborate, create content, and otherwise dive deeper into materials and activities outlined in the Common Core State Standards.Some of these apps, websites and electronic database applications store private and confidential student information. AUSD has a legal responsibility to protect student data and privacy per the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).
Federal & State Data Privacy Laws
- Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
- Federal Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA)
- The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act
Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
Federal Educational Records Privacy Act (FERPA)
The Student Online Personal Information Protection Act
AUSD'S Commitment to Ensuring Student Data Privacy
AUSD takes laws and contracts governing student data privacy very seriously. The contracts AUSD enters into with education technology service providers contain language that requires companies to implement security protocols to protect students’ personally identifiable information, and comply with state [per California Education Code 49073.1 (AB1584)] and federal data privacy laws.
WANT TO LEARN MORE?
- Common Sense Media Student Data Privacy: Common Sense Media offers the latest research, tips, and tools on what really keeps kids safe. Check out their EdTech privacy evaluations and the social media "What is?" videos.
- Chromebook App Hub: The App Hub makes it fast and easy for teachers to find Chromebook apps and classroom activities, and provides information on student data privacy.
- FERPA Sherpa Student Privacy Resource Center: This site, by the Future of Privacy Forum, offers clear explanations of student data privacy policies.