Episode 07: Privacy Principles
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The United States has sector-specific privacy laws and registrars are (or should be) most familiar with FERPA. But beyond FERPA, there are a set of principles that inform the appropriate use of data. These Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) are described, discussed, and related back to FERPA in this engaging and conversational episode.

Key Takeaways:
FERPA is one of several sector-specific laws that exist in the United States that all originate out of the same working group’s findings; the Fair Information Practice Principles (FIPPs) are a critical framework for governing any data; the FIPPs have been adopted and incorporated into laws around the world; Understanding the FIPPs can assist in your FERPA analysis; Attorneys like to add “the” in front of FERPA and other laws’ acronyms. 

Claire McKenna 
University of Notre Dame Law School, JD 2004
Michigan State University, BA 1996

Claire McKenna is an attorney with 15 years of experience advising public and private sector clients.  Her practice focuses on all aspects of information law, including privacy, security, access, and disclosure. 


References / Links:

U.S. Department of Education, Safeguarding Student Privacy

UC Berkley, Fair Information Practice Principles Privacy Course:

International Association of Privacy Professionals, Fair Information Practices

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Fair Information Practice Principles

World Privacy Forum, A Brief Introduction of Fair Information Practices

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