FERPA is the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, also known as the Buckley Amendment. Statute: 20 U.S.C. 1232g; Regulations: 34CFR Part 99. The intent of the Act is to protect the rights of students and to insure the privacy and accuracy of education records. The Act applies to all institutions that are recipients of federal aid administered by the Secretary of Education.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act--Annual Notification
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Information
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act Brochure
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University of Missouri System Policy on Student Records
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Students can also update their privacy settings through Joe'SS.
Directory information may be shared, unless restricted. You can change this information in Joe’SS by going to Personal Information tile. Select Information Privacy from the left-side menu and then FERPA Restrictions. Click the FERPA-Restrict Release of Personal Information box and click Save at the bottom.
Missouri S&T defines directory information as:
If students wish only to restrict visibility of telephone number and/or address, students may do so by going to Joe'SS. Select the Personal Information tile and then select Informatin Privacy from the left-side menu and then FERPA Restrictions. Updates may take up to 24 hours to go into effect.
Unless covered by an exception, staff may not release:
To release information other than directory information, students must authorize access to non-directory information for third parties, including parents, by completing the FERPA Release process.
European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) affords individuals certain rights as to how their data is used and processed, and may give them rights to access, correct, or delete their data.
University of Missouri System Policy for Personal Information of Applicants and Students Covered by the GDPR
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