Data Privacy

  •  Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) 

    The Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) is a legislation in the state of Illinois that aims to protect the online personal data of students when it is collected by educational technology companies. As part of SOPPA, companies that work with school districts in Illinois are required to enter into Data Privacy Agreements (DPAs) with each district. These agreements outline the details of the data that is stored and how it is protected, as well as the limitations on how the company can use the data and what they will do in the event of a data breach.To address data privacy concerns, some school districts in Illinois may choose to leverage the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), which is a collaborative organization that works on solutions to address data privacy issues. Through the SDPC, school districts can enter into contracts with third-party vendors who handle student data on their behalf. ZB IT provides access to many applications that enhance student learning.  A list of our DPA agreements  can be found here.


    Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) 

    The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law that regulates the collection of personal information from children under 13 by companies operating websites, games, mobile apps, and other digital services that are directed to children or that collect personal information from children. More information about COPPA can be found here


    Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA)

    The Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a law that imposes certain requirements on schools that receive federal E-Rate discounts for internet access and other technology services, or that receive federal grants for other technology expenses. More information about CIPA can be found here.   


    Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) 

    The Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a law that governs information in a student's education record, restricting access and use of student information. More information about FERPA can be found here.