Higher Education Institutions Receive Advice on Complex Student Privacy Issues

Colleges and universities must carefully navigate the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the comprehensive and often cumbersome federal statute governing the privacy of student records. Our firm has advised higher education clients on developing FERPA-compliant policies and practices that carefully balance the sweeping rights and protections regarding student education records under the statute and applicable regulations.

Our firm has also helped colleges and universities navigate the legal complexities that frequently arise in specific situations involving student records, including what constitutes a record covered by FERPA, requests for review and amendment of student records, and whether an institution may share student records with or without a student’s consent.

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