Title

Confidentiality of student records in the electronic frontier: Professors' and administrators' obligations

SelectedWorks Author Profiles:

Carl J. Pacini

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2000

Date Issued

January 2000

Date Available

April 2014

ISSN

0748-5751

Abstract

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was created to provide parents and students over the age of 18 with access to education records and to limit disclosure of those records without proper consent. Recent changes in information technology and amendments to the law itself have put FERPA in a state of flux and uncertainty. In this article we describe the rights of students and obligations of professors and administrators. We provide guidance for maintaining student information, especially in light of advances in information technology. A number of recommendations are made to help protect the rights of students as well as to minimize the likelihood of violations under the Act.

Comments

Abstract only. Full-text article is available only through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Journal of Accounting Education, 18(4), 301-313. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.

Language

en_US

Publisher

Pergamon

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.