Technology at Hinckley-Big Rock


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Student Data Privacy

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA)

Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required by the Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) to provide guarantees that student data is protected by educational technology companies, and that the data is used for beneficial purposes only (105 ILCS 85)

Data Privacy Agreements (DPA)

Hinckley-Big Rock leverages the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). Through the SDPC we enter into contracts with 3rd party vendors who handle our students' data. If you would like to view the DPAs that Hinckley-Big Rock currently holds please click here.

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Other Important Data Privacy Laws

Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

Governs information in a student's education record, restricting access and use of student information.

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Restricts the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile applications, and digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from individuals known to be children.

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Imposes certain requirements on schools that utilize the federal E-Rate program to receive discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses.

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