“FERPA” is the popular name for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. (20 U.S.C. Section 1232g, 34 CFR 99). FERPA protects the privacy rights of students by giving college students the rights (with some exceptions) to:
- Control the disclosure of their “education records” to others;
- Inspect and review their own “education records”;
- Seek amendment of their “education records”;
- Receive annual notification of their rights under FERPA; and
- File complaints with the Department of Education regarding the failure of the institution to comply with FERPA.
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