FERPA COMPLIANCE AND RISK MANAGEMENT

WHAT IS FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 is a United States federal law that gives parents access to their child's education records, an opportunity to seek to have the records amended, and some control over the disclosure of information from the records. 

PENALTIES FOR NONCOMPLIANCE

An educational institution that fails to comply with FERPA may forfeit its federal funding. Some states also allow for monetary damages for the disclosure of private information. 

HOW CAN WE HELP?

ECS provides expert guidance and effective software technology to address the entirety of FERPA compliance and risk management. 

Our solution consistently addresses the seven elements of an effective compliance program (personnel, training and education, policies and procedures, etc.) and includes our controls assessment spanning the entirety of FERPA Privacy Controls. Our risk assessment process includes an accurate and thorough assessment of the potential risks and vulnerabilities to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive data.

Our process is ultimately concluded by generating detailed reports that can be updated on an ongoing basis. You also maintain access to the system to update your assessment and document your mitigation efforts further demonstrating the strength of your organization's FERPA compliance program.