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Student Data Privacy Contract Framework Project



The Privacy Contract Framework project is focused on the development a framework for identifying solutions that have on-the-ground and real-world impact on student data privacy enabling schools, districts, state and vendors find resources, adapt them to their unique context and implement needed protections.  To do this, states have developed “Alliances” to collectively develop and share common privacy contract language to streamline contracting and set expectations between end user and marketplace providers.  The Alliance picture is impressive!

To support these Alliances, tools have been built to help start the development of common language and the management of those applications using this language.  While mostly state specific, numerous states are now collaborating in the development of a “national privacy clause set” that all states can leverage.






Contract Builder

A place to start for end users to review numerous other contract clauses including those from the US Department of Education to “mix and match” clauses that best fit their contract needs – a build your own contract tool!  VIEW CONTRACT BUILDER >>



SDPC Application Registry

A major headache for any digital learning ecosystem is having an accurate depiction of applications in use, information about that applications usage, contract information and the ability to do the “in house” application management and at the same time allow for external application usage information. Add onto that the ability to streamline contracts so all of your applications are requested in a standardized process and even the ability to use one contract for all an institution application needs. Sounds far-fetched? It was originally built by Cambridge Public Schools District and has been added to and now a tool to be used!  VIEW SDPC APPLICATION REGISTRY >>




The Privacy Contract Framework is designed for schools, districts, regional organizations/associations or state agencies that do have a model/template contract designed specifically for their jurisdiction and are ready to create a jurisdictional specific Alliance for the purpose of utilizing shared model contracts. There are a growing number of jurisdictional Alliances – made up of a number of organizations – with the goal of sharing the same privacy contract wording within their state/territory. Individual organization and Alliance Members have additional tools to manage their ecosystem.




To find out more about the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), please go to:


  • SIF Association (dba Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community)

  • PO Box 1024, New Albany, Ohio 43054-1024

  • Phone: +1.202.621.0547