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OSSE and Federal Privacy Laws

OSSE is committed to ensuring the privacy and protection of student information in compliance with all applicable federal and local laws. At the same time, OSSE is committed to facilitating access to and use of education data so education stakeholders have high-quality information for decision making, as described in OSSE’s strategic plan.

This document explains OSSE’s responsibilities and requirements related to federal privacy laws and is part of OSSE’s robust approach to codifying policies and procedures to protect student information and build capacity around data privacy and security for itself and among all public education stakeholders. This document does not constitute legal or policy advice or guidance to local education agencies, schools or any other entities. Other previously issued documents have described OSSE policies on data privacy and security and secure data transfer.

For more information or questions about this guidance, please email [email protected].

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