Data Privacy and Security

Data Privacy and Security

Education Law 2-d and Part 121 Regulations

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.  It will apply to both charter and traditional public schools.  The Regulations were overseen by the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer.

These Regulations govern the use of student Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in regards to third-party software vendors and platforms.  All third-party contractors who collect and store student PII need to have a signed copy of the Tioga Central School District Parent’s Bill of Rights, in addition to a Supplemental Information Addendum that states publicly why they collect student PII, how it is stored and used, what happens to the collected data upon end of contract terms, and how data will be protected and encrypted. These forms will be posted on the Tioga Central School District website for viewing at any time.

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Data Protection Contacts

For questions, concerns, or communication, please contact:

TCSD Data Protection Officer
Nick Aiello, Technology Coordinator
3 Fifth Avenue
Tioga Center, NY 13845
Phone: 607-687-8001

NYSED Chief Privacy Officer
89 Washington Avenue, EB 152
Albany, NY 12234
Phone: 518-474-0937

Related Information

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 TCSD. A list of contracts to which this applies is available by clicking the title link.

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. The TCSD Parents' Bill of Rights is available by clicking the title link.

Education Law 2-d requires each NYS educational agency to publish its Data Privacy and Security Policy. TCSD’s policy is published as the introduction to this webpage (at left) and is listed in the link above as “5699 - Data Security and Privacy.”

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