FERPA and Privacy

Struggling to comply with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)? AACRAO is your FERPA University. We offer a wide range of services to help your institution minimize these risks and approach compliance issues with confidence.


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Ask the FERPA Professor

Posted on April 10 2018

Dear FERPA Professor, At our school, admission applicants must indicate whether or not they waive the right to review any letters of recommendation. I thought this waiver would apply even if the ...

AACRAO Releases GDPR Discussion Draft

Posted on March 29 2018by Michelle Mott

The European Parliament in 2016 adopted the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which specifies how consumer data of citizens in the European Union (EU) should be used and protected. The reg...

Executive Director Update - March 22, 2018 – ED Privacy Office Reorganization

Posted on March 22 2018by Michael Reilly

The U.S. Education Department recently announced a reshuffling of key employees involved in federal higher education policy making. Sources indicate that the retooling of leadership inclu...


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Applying FERPA in Real Life Settings - JUNE 15

Posted on April 7 2016

LIVE FREE Webinar Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016  2:00-3:00pm ET OVERVIEW: We think we understand the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) until we are tested by specific real-l...

FERPA for Admissions Professionals: What You Need to Know

Posted on January 27 2014by Michael Sisson

We asked our resident FERPA Professor, AACRAO Senior Fellow LeRoy Rooker, about his upcoming session for the Annual Meeting regarding FERPA and the work admissions officers do.   See this se...