Data Privacy and Policy

Data Privacy Policies and Best Practices

School, LEA, and NC Department of Public Instruction (DPI) staff frequently need to share information from individual student records to resolve data issues and answer program area questions. Employees of schools, LEAs, the NC DPI or other education institutions are legally and ethically obliged to safeguard the confidentiality of any private information they access while performing official duties. Private information regarding students and staff should always be transmitted securely. This page is intended to provide best practices for transmitting individual-level data securely to protect individual privacy and comply with State and Federal Laws.

The following links include information on Education Data Sharing policies and best practices.

USED Privacy Technical Assistance Center

Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Guidance for Handling and Transmitting Personally Identifiable Information