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Data Privacy and Security

New York State Education Law 2-D

Pertains to the unauthorized release of personally identifiable information. 


 The Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education on January 13, 2020. These rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. The regulation went through multiple sets of revisions and three rounds of public comments and will go into effect January 29, 2020.  It will apply to both charter and traditional public schools. We thank the members of the Data Privacy Advisory Council, implementation planning and drafting workgroups that supported the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, through this process.


NYS Education Law Section 2-d Inventory of Data Elements


Data Privacy and Security Policies

  • Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security


    Rockville Centre Schools is committed to protecting the privacy and security of each and every student’s data. Parents should be aware of the following rights they have concerning their child’s data.

  • 5676 – Privacy and Security For Student, Teacher and Principal Data


    The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility to enact policies that provide privacy for student, teacher and principal data in accordance with law. This is particularly relevant in the context of the administration of student data which is collected, surveys that collect personal information, the disclosure of personal information for marketing purposes and in conducting physical exams.

  • NYSED Data Security and Privacy Policy


    This policy addresses NYS Education Department’s (the Department or SED) responsibility to adopt appropriate administrative, technical and physical safeguards and controls to protect and maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its data, data systems and information technology resources.

  • 8271 Internet Safety

    The Superintendent of Schools, or his or her designee, shall develop and implement procedures that provide for the safety and security of students using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications; monitoring the online activities of students using School District computers; and restricting student access to materials that are harmful to minors as defined in the Children’s Internet Protection Act... 

  • 6470 Computer, Network and Internet Acceptable Use


    The Board of Education believes that providing access to computers is an integral part of a contemporary education. Within financial limitations, computers, computer networks and the internet will be made available to students, faculty and staff.  The technology resources at the School District (e.g., all networking, hardware and software, the Internet, e-mail, telephone equipment, digital still and video, voice mail, fax machines and supporting telephone lines, and all communication equipment) are provided  to support the educational and administrative activities of the School District and should be used for those purposes... 

  • 6471 Computer Resources and Data Management


    The Board of Education recognizes that computers are a powerful and valuable education and research tool and as such are an important part of the instructional program and that it is critical to exercise appropriate control over computer records, including financial, personnel and student information...

  • 5580 Information Security Breach and Notification


    The Board of Education acknowledges the State’s concern regarding the rise in identity theft and the need for prompt notification when security breaches occur...