Student Data Privacy

Student Data Privacy

  • Zion District 6 understands the importance of protecting the privacy of our student's data. Beginning July 1, 2021, the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) takes effect. This act has been developed to establish additional measures to safeguard student data and develop protocols in the event of a student data breach.

  • What is SOPPA?

    Information like student names, birthdates, etc. may be provided by Zion District 6 to a variety of third-party vendors such as our online programming companies (ex: myOn, Freckle, Remind, etc.) to create student accounts for instructional use. What protections do those companies have in place to make sure that our student's data is not sold or freely given to others? SOPPA has been developed for this very reason. As part of SOPPA, these companies must enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) with each district they work with. These agreements outline what data is stored, how it is protected, what the company can and cannot do with that data, and what they will do in the event of a data breach.

    What are Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)?

    Zion District 6 leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a unique collaborative of schools, districts, regional, territories and state agencies, policymakers, trade organizations, and marketplace providers addressing real-world, adaptable, and implementable solutions to growing data privacy concerns. If you would like to read more about the SDPC, click here. Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our student's data. If you would like to view the DPAs that Zion District 6 currently holds, please click the following link.

  • Zion District 6 Data Privacy Agreements


Important Data Privacy Laws

  • Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA): Guarantees that student data is protected when collected by educational technology companies, and that data is used for beneficial purposes only.

    Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA): Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

    Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA): Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

    Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA): Governs information in a student’s education record, restricting access and use of student information

Helpful Data Privacy Law Explanation Videos

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

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