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Data Security & Privacy

Technology is an integral part of the teaching and learning experience in the Eastport-South Manor Central School District. The ever-increasing availability of online teaching and learning resources comes with inherent risks and concerns regarding student data, privacy and student work. We as a district have a responsibility to ensure that student and staff data and privacy is adequately protected while using any online digital resource for school work. We are providing the following information/resources for parents, teachers, and the community so that they can better understand what student data is, how student data is collected and used and the laws and practices that the district adheres to in order to protect student data and privacy.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding data privacy and security, please contact Mr. Timothy Laube, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Operations & Data Protection Officer (DPO) or Dr. Carole Polney, Director of Instructional Technology.

Data Information

The Eastport-South Manor Central School District oversees a wide range of information about students. The district manages personally identifiable information (PII) about students in accordance with the federal laws known as FERPA and COPPA. More information regarding federal and state laws, district policies and guidelines that address technology use and student data privacy are listed below.

New York State Data Privacy and Security

  • Ed Law 2D - Education Law § 2-d went into effect in April 2014. The focus of the statute was to foster privacy and security of personally identifiable information (PII) of students and certain PII related to classroom teachers and principals.
  • NYSED Data Security and Privacy Policy
  • NYSED October 28, 2020 Memo Regarding Data Security and Privacy
  • Part 121 Amendment to Ed Law 2D - Although the proposed regulations largely restate the requirements of Education Law § 2-d, there are new elements, including the adoption by the New York State Education Department of a data security and privacy standard, as was required by the statute. The Department will adopt the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Version 1.1 (CSF or Framework).

Applicable Federal and State Laws that Impact Technology Use and Student Privacy

Eastport-South Manor Central School District Policies and Guidelines for Student and Staff Data, Security, and Acceptable Use