Data Privacy and Security

  • PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS FOR DATA PRIVACY AND SECURITY

    Pursuant to Section 2-c and 2-d of the Education Law, parents and students are entitled to certain protections regarding confidential student information. The District is committed to safeguarding personally identifiable information from unauthorized access or disclosure as set forth below:

    1. A student's personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purposes;

    2. Parents have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child's education record;

    3. The District is committed to implementing safeguards associated with industry standards and best practice under state and federal laws protecting the confidentiality of personally identifiable information, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection when data is stored or transferred;

    4. For more information on data privacy and security please visit: http://www.nysed.gov/data-privacy-security

    5. Parents have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be directed to:

    Dr. Martin Handler, Superintendent
    Pine Plains Central School District
    2829 Church Street
    Pine Plains, NY 12567
    (518) 398-7181 x1401
    m.handler@ppcsd.org

    6. The District has entered into contracts with certain third party contractors who have been sent student data and/or teacher data and/or principal data. The following information about such contractors is available as required by law:

    • The names of the third party contractors, the exclusive purpose(s) for which the data will be used;
    • The commencement and termination dates of each such agreement;
    • A description of how the data will be disposed by the contractor when the contract purpose has been fulfilled;
    • The data storage and security measures undertaken.

    7. Agreements with third party contractors will ensure that the subcontractors, persons or entities that the third party contractor will share the student data or teacher or principal data with, if any, will abide by data protection and security requirements.

    8. A parent, student, eligible student, teacher or principal may challenge the accuracy of the student data or teacher or principal data that is collected by filing a written request with the Superintendent of Schools or his/her administrative designee:

    Mr. Christopher Boyd, Data Privacy Officer
    Pine Plains Central School District
    2829 Church Street
    Pine Plains, NY 12567
    (518) 398-7181 x1301
    c.boyd@ppcsd.org