When developing a data privacy program, there are a variety of steps that will make setting this up run smoothly. Determining why your organization needs a program, what should be included in a program and how to go about creating one should all be considered.
The U.S. Department of Education established the Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) as a one-stop resource to learn about data privacy, confidentiality, and security practices related to student-level longitudinal data systems and other uses of student data. PTAC provides timely information and updated guidance through a variety of resources, including training materials and opportunities to receive direct assistance with privacy, security, and confidentiality of student data systems. More PTAC information is available at http://studentprivacy.ed.gov.
Their Checklist for Developing School District Privacy Programs can be utilized as you are just getting started. It gives a good overview of how to work through the process of setting up a program.
The Data Governance Checklist can assist your organization with establishing and maintaining a successful data governance program to help ensure the individual privacy and confidentiality of records.
Use the steps below to implement your privacy program!