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Final FERPA Rules Announced by Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education, through its Family Policy Compliance Office, has issued its Final Rules on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). The rules cover a variety of issues of interest to IT leaders, ranging from information security topics to the use of SSN's and Student ID's as electronic identifiers. A more thorough analysis will be available in the next few days.

For more information, see:

Federal Register Notice: http://www.access.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/fr-cont.html

Final Rule (PDF): http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/2008-4/120908a.pdf

Final Rule (HTML): http://www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/finrule/2008-4/120908a.html