Data Privacy and Security Page
Parents’ Bill of Rights Regarding Data Privacy and Security
Parents and guardians of students attending school in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District are advised that they have the following rights with regard to student data:
(1) Student data will not be released or sold by the District for commercial purposes.
(2) A parent or guardian has the right to inspect and review the complete contents of his or her child’s education record.
(3) State and Federal law protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. The District utilizes industry standard firewall and encryption methods as safeguards to protect personally identifiable information.
(4) A list of all student data elements collected by New York State is available for public review at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/irs/data_collection.html or by writing to:
Information & Reporting Services Room 863 EBA 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234 Phone: (518) 474-7965 FAX: (518) 474-4351 and (518) 402-5361 E-mail: DATAQUEST@mail.nysed.gov
(5) Parents and guardians have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be addressed to:
New York State Education Law 2-D
Pertains to the unathorized release of personally identifiable information.
The Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education on January 13, 2020. These rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. The regulation went through multiple sets of revisions and three rounds of public comments and will go into effect January 29, 2020. It will apply to both charter and traditional public schools. We thank the members of the Data Privacy Advisory Council, implementation planning and drafting workgroups that supported the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, through this process
NYS Education Law Section 2-d Inventory of Data Elements