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Data Security and Privacy

NData Privacy illustration (1/2021)ew York State Education Law 2-d Part 121 of the Commissioner’s Regulations requires that each educational agency shall publish their Data Security and Privacy Policy and their Parents' Bill of Rights for Data Security and Privacy.

The law also requires that District contracts with third-party contractors that receive personally identifiable information (PII) must contain a signed bill of rights and supplemental information. In turn, each educational agency is required to publish on its website the Parents’ Bill of Rights and supplemental information for each software contract.

The Sherburne-Earlville Board of Education has established regulations regarding the protection of “personally identifiable information” of student and teachers/principal under Education Law §2-d and Part 121 of the Commissioner of Education; the protection of “private information” under State Technology Law §208 and the NY SHIELD Act; and procedures to notify persons affected by breaches or unauthorized access of protected information. Click the title links below for more information.

Education Law 2-d requires each NYS educational agency to publish its Data Privacy and Security Policy. SECSD’s policy is titled “Information and Data Privacy Security, Breach and Notification” and is posted under the “Technology Policies” heading on the right side of its Board of Education webpage.
Education Law 2-d requires each NYS educational agency to develop/publish a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security. The purpose is to provide information to parents/guardians and eligible students about certain legal requirements that protect personally identifiable information pursuant to state and federal laws. SECSD’s Parents’ Bill of Rights part of its Data Security and Privacy Policy noted above.
Education Law 2-d requires each NYS educational agency to post supplemental information for each contract where a third-party contractor receives student data and/or teacher or principal data from SECSD. Click the title link to view the list of contracts to which this applies.
Incident Reports/Complaints
Any breach of the district’s information storage or computerized data that compromises the security, confidentiality or integrity of student or teacher/principal PII maintained by the district will be promptly reported to the Data Protection Officer, the Superintendent and the Board of Education. Procedures regarding Unauthorized Disclosure Complaints, Incident Reporting and Notifications are addressed in the District’s Data Privacy and Security Policy.

Complaint Form
Data Security Training
As stated in its Data Privacy and Security Policy, SECSD will provide annual training on data privacy and security awareness to all employees who have access to student and teacher/principal PII.
SECSD Data Protection Officer
15 School Street
Sherburne, NY 13460
Phone: 607-674-7300
NYSED Chief Privacy Officer
89 Washington Avenue, EB 152
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-0937

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