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Happy Data Privacy Day!

Today (Jan. 28, 2015) is Data Privacy Day (DPD)!

DPD is an international effort centered on "Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data and Enabling Trust.
Watch the Data Privacy Day event live online!, DPD Atlanta: Health Privacy in a Fully Connected World, today, Jan. 28, from 12:30 to 3:45 p.m. CST.
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FERPA: What You Need To Know

Student Privacy Rights

Individuals with questions regarding FERPA interpretation at McNeese State University should contact the Office of the Registrar

FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies.

  • Parents or eligible students have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or misleading. If the school decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student then has the right to a formal hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the record, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the record setting forth his or her view about the contested information.

Privacy Tips For 2015

Data Privacy Day

Respecting Privacy, Safeguarding Data, and Enabling Trust

Data Privacy
feel consumers have lost control over how personal information is collected and used by companies.1
the personal information of...
(roughly half of the nation's adults) in the last 12 months alone.2