For a compilation of privacy tools check out the Privacy Association’s collection of resources.

Student Information Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) identifies rights surrounding education records. For information on FERPA regulations visit the Privacy Technical Assistance Center of U.S. Department of Education, Also, check out the CWRU policies on FERPA. All faculty members should note the updated university policy on Posting of Grades.

Health Information Privacy

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information. For HIPAA information, visit the U.S. Dept. of Health & Human Services, For CWRU policies on HIPAA and individually identifiable information on human research subjects, learn more about The Privacy Rule.

Generally Accepted Privacy Principles

Federal legislation mandates the protection and privacy of personal information for customers, clients and patients. The American Institute of CPAs’ Generally Accepted Privacy Principles address this. Check here for more information.

University Student Privacy

University administrators must balance federal and state laws to protect student privacy and prevent legal issues. The Higher Education Compliance Alliance offers details.

Education Privacy

EDUCAUSE works to advance privacy issues in higher education through the use of information technology. Check here for CWRU policies relating to information technology security.