Student Data Privacy

As our society increasingly uses the Internet for a variety of uses from education to shopping to socialization it’s important that we teach our students and staff how to protect their personal data online.


Student Data Privacy

In school districts a primary focus of online privacy is protecting student data. School districts collect student data to inform instruction and provide aggregate information to the public. The following video shows how student data is accessed and used.


There are three main laws that govern student data protection:

1. The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) – protects the privacy of student records



2. The Federal Trade Commission’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) — requires any website or online service collecting information from children under 13 to post a privacy policy and identify what kinds of personal information it collects and how it will use the information.

3. California’s Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SB 1177) places a prohibitions on online services used for K-12 education, including: using data for targeted advertising, building a student profile, and selling and sharing information.

The San Ramon Valley Unified School District has a responsibility to protect the personally identifiable Information of its students, parents and staff from disclosure to unauthorized parties.  Therefore, SRVUSD has adopted and implemented security policies and internal practices to protect this information. Click here for more information.

Resources from those presentations are provided below:

Additional Resources for Educators: