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Data Privacy & Security

NYS Education Law § 2-D Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security
 
The Potsdam Central School District is committed to ensuring the confidentiality of student data while enabling that information to be used appropriately to improve student outcomes.   
 
This informational page is outlined to provide Potsdam CSD parents and families with information related to this subject matter in accordance with New York State Education Law 2D.
 
Parent and eligible students can expect the following:
  1. A student’s personally identifiable information (PII) cannot be sold or released for any commercial purpose. PII, as defined by Education Law § 2-d and FERPA, includes direct identifiers such as a student’s name or identification number, parent’s name, or address; and indirect identifiers such as a student’s date of birth, which when linked to or combined with other information can be used to distinguish or trace a student’s identity. 
     
  2. The right to inspect and review the complete contents of the student’s education record stored or maintained by an educational agency.
     
  3. State and federal laws, 3 such as NYS Education Law §2-d and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, that protect the confidentiality of a student’s PII, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices, including but not limited to, encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
     
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by Potsdam Central School District is available for public review by writing to: Data Protection Officer, Potsdam Central School District, 29 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY  13676.
     
  5. The right to have complaints about possible breaches and unauthorized disclosures of student data addressed. Complaints may be submitted by mail to: Data Protection Officer, Potsdam Central School District, 29 Leroy Street, Potsdam, NY  13676, by email to mbennett@potsdam.k12.ny.us, by telephone at 315-265-2000 extension 733, or using the form below.
     
  6. To be notified in accordance with applicable laws and regulations if a breach or unauthorized release of their student’s PII occurs.
     
  7. Educational agency workers that handle PII will receive training on applicable state and federal laws, policies, and safeguards associated with industry standards and best practices that protect PII.
     
  8. Educational agency contracts with vendors that receive PII will address statutory and regulatory data privacy and security requirements.
  
Data Protection Officer
Mark  Bennett
Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
mbennett@potsdam.k12.ny.us (315) 265-2000 x729
 
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District Software Applications & Vendor Agreements
 
District-Provided Staff Training
  • Browser Security Basics
  • Email and Messaging Safety
  • Password Security Basics
  • Cybersecurity Overview
  • Online Safety
  • Protection Against Malware
 
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