Cyber security tips: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords students certain rights with respect to their educational records, such as the right to review their records, right to request an amendment to their records, etc. Student education records include any information that can be connected to an identifiable student except for directory information. See WSU FERPA for more information.

We as university employees have a legal and ethical responsibility to ensure that privacy and confidentiality of student records is maintained. In most cases, information cannot be disclosed without prior authorization from the student.

If your job requires you to access student data, you must complete the online FERPA Training and Certification Test. Immediately report any compromised, lost, or mishandled student records to your supervisor and to

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