North Carolina passes Bill to protect student records

July 3, 2014 |

In the United States privacy protection is as much a focus at the state level as the Federal level.  Unfortunately at the Federal level the law has not changed for some time and when it does it tends to respond to a particular public policy crisis or concern.  Hence there is strong protection on video rental records, because Robert Bork’s history of rentals were accessed and used against him when he was before the Senate Judiciary Committee in relation to his nomination to the United States Supreme Court.  There are strong protections of health records but next to no controls on credit reporting records and a disturbingly free for all data broking industry.

Some US states have excellent privacy protections, while others do not.  One area where states are taking notice is providing some protection for student records.  The latest is the Ensuring Privacy of Student Records Act which was signed into law on 1 July 2010. A copy of the bill is found here.

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