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The New York State Education Law Section 2-D regulation became effective as of July 1, 2019.
As educational agencies in the State of New York collect and maintain personally identifiable information (PII) in the records of their students, the New York State Education Department is working to promote robust information security practices and policies to improve data privacy and security at these state educational agencies.
Education Law Section 2-D defines an “educational agency” as a school, school district, board of cooperative educational services, or the educational department.
The student data protected under this statute is similar to that protected by FERPA. It includes, but is not limited to:
Education Law Section 2-D also extends protections to certain confidential annual professional performance review data of teachers and principals. Additionally, the regulation outlines certain requirements of educational agencies and their third-party contractors to ensure the security and privacy of protected information.
Can you meet the compliance requirements of New York State Education Law Section 2-D?