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Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security (Parents' Bill of Rights)

The New York State Education Department collects and maintains certain personally identifiable information about students enrolled in public schools across the state. Education Law § 2-d requires each educational agency in the State of New York to develop a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security and publish it on its website. 

The purpose of the Parents’ Bill of Rights is to provide information to parents (which also include legal guardians or persons in parental relation to a student, but generally not the parents of a student who is age eighteen or over) and eligible students about certain legal requirements that protect personally identifiable information pursuant to state and federal laws.   

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