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Nine States Now Utilizing “National Privacy Clause Set” from the Student Data Privacy Consortium

Thursday, May 2, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Penny Murray
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9thStateUtilizingSDPCWashington, DC,2 May, 2019--- The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a Special Interest Group of the Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is thrilled to announce that the New Hampshire Alliance has become the ninth state utilizing the collaboratively developed SDPC National Clause Set to set privacy expectations in contracts between schools/states and vendors.

 The Clause Set contains 27 items that every educational institution and marketplace provider contract should contain to address their respective roles as effective stewards of student data.  New Hampshire is added to those Alliances also utilizing this clause set in California, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon, Texas, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.  “The New Hampshire CTO Council is excited to join the other eight states in utilizing the SDPC National Clause Set” affirms Joshua Olstad, Director of IT, Oyster River Cooperative School District and lead of the New Hampshire Student Privacy Alliance.  “The SDPC resources will help New Hampshire districts work collectively and avoid needless duplication of effort in labor and expense by building a state-wide comprehensive approach to securing school data.”

 The SDPC has been designed to address the day-to-day, real-world multi-faceted issues that schools, states, territories and vendors face when protecting learner information. The SDPC’s vision is to develop common activities, artifacts, templates, tools and effective practices that can be leveraged through a unique collaborative of end users and marketplace providers working together"The SDPC is excited to have the 9th U.S. state sign onto the "National Clause Set".  We look forward to on-boarding more states as we strive to streamline the application privacy vetting process and move towards a National DPA" states Steve Smith, Cambridge Public School’s CIO.

 To find out more about the projects of the SDPC, get involved in this growing Community and see the various contracts using the National Clause Set, please visit https://privacy.A4L.org.

 

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The Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, previously the SIF Association, is a unique, non-profit collaboration composed of schools, districts, local authorities, states, US and International Ministries of Education, software vendors and consultants who collectively address all aspects of learning information management and access to support learning.  The A4L Community is “Powered by SIF” Specifications as its major technical tool to allow for this management and access simply, securely and in a scalable, standard way regardless of the platform hosting those applications. The Access 4 Learning Community has united these education technology end users and providers in an unprecedented effort to give teachers more time to do what they do best: teach. For further information, visit https://www.A4L.org

 

About the Student Data Privacy Consortium

The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is designed to address the day-to-day, real-world multi-faceted issues that schools, states, territories and vendors face when protecting learner information. SDPC’s vision is to develop common activities, artifacts, templates, tools and effective practices that can be leveraged through a unique collaborative of end users and marketplace providers working together.  For further information, visit https://privacy.A4L.org

 


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