FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2015 San Diego — What should a parent or adult student do when a school asks for sensitive health information? What happens when a school offers a health clinic for treatment? What protects all of the sensitive health information at schools? This issue has been on the WPF radar lately
Schools increasingly provide students with more health services. Health clinics, counselors on site, administration of drugs, and vaccinations are among the types of healthcare offered on school campuses ranging from kindergarten through graduate school. Given that schools may have sensitive health information, what law covers health record privacy for school records? The answer is important. It is also messy, because two laws can apply to this information. In some cases, no privacy law applies to the health records.
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From advanced biosensors to healthy cities in China to robots and telemedicine, this is WPF’s video capture of the key trends and technologies at the 2015 Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas. This video was premiered at Georgia Tech/Academy of Medicine on Data Privacy Day, 2015.
One privacy problem in FERPA today is the ease of acquiring students’ sensitive educational records by third parties. Under FERPA as it is now, Directory Information about students is allowed to be shared with third parties without parental or student consent. In order to stop the sharing of directory information, parents of students younger than 18 must take affirmative steps to opt their children out of directory information sharing. Students 18 and older must take steps to opt themselves out. FERPA Directory Information rules apply at the college and post-graduate level, too. Currently, FERPA opt out is mired in an outdated approach that needs to be updated and reformed from top to bottom.