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State Security Laws: State-by-State Summary Table

Date: 2/3/2011

As state policymakers implement statewide longitudinal data systems that collect, store, link and share student-level data, it is critical that they understand applicable privacy and data security standards and laws designed to ensure the privacy, security and confidentiality of that data. To help state policymakers navigate this complex legal landscape, the Data Quality Campaign has partnered with Education Counsel and the Information Management Practice of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough to develop Using Data to Improve Education: A Legal Reference Guide to Protecting Student Privacy and Data Security. This guide provides summaries of multiple federal and state laws that have implications for statewide longitudinal data systems.

While the federal government has taken a sector-by-sector approach to privacy and security regulation (e.g., separate policies for health care information, education information, etc.), many states have passed laws regulating the protection and destruction of personal information across all sectors. This resource provides a state-by-state analysis of security laws regarding the secure destruction or disposal of personal information or the implementation of security measures to protect such information.

Topic: Privacy & Security

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