Making Sense of the Alphabet Soup: FERPA, COPPA, SOPPA, ISSRA, MHDDCA, and PIPA and Strategies for Compliance

Although the Illinois educational data privacy world has been focused on the Student Online Personal Protection Act (“SOPPA”), school districts and educational technology operators must also remember that they are subject to other data privacy laws and regulations when dealing with student information.

Join our panel of data privacy lawyers as they discuss SOPPA and other key privacy statutes impacting schools, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (“COPPA”), the Illinois School Student Records Act (“ISSRA”), the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act (“MHDDCA”), and the Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”).

Our panel will discuss the general subject matter of these laws and regulations, when they may apply, the legal requirements for each, and practical guidance for complying with such laws and regulations.

Presenter Bio

Matt Gardner is a member of Robbins Schwartz’s Data Privacy team where he represents school districts and private entities in negotiating data privacy agreements and complying with the ever-changing data privacy laws. In addition to his work with data privacy, Matt represents Illinois school districts on construction contracts and disputes, real estate matters, bidding and procurement, and other commercial matters.

As part of Robbins Schwartz’s Data Privacy practice group, Emily Bothfeld counsels school district clients with compliance matters relating to FERPA, COPPA, SOPPA, and other privacy laws. Emily drafted the Supplemental SDPC State Terms for Illinois, attached as Exhibit “G” to the National Data Privacy Agreement and regularly represents school district clients in reviewing and negotiating NDPAs and other data privacy agreements. Emily also has represented private companies on data privacy compliance and privacy policies.

Chris Gorman is a member of Robbins Schwartz’s Data Privacy practice group where he represents school districts and operators on the various laws and regulations surrounding data privacy. Chris has advised numerous school district clients on the National Data Privacy Agreement from a wide variety of educational technology operators and has negotiated those agreements so that they comply with the Student Online Personal Protection Act. Chris has also advised other public bodies and private entities on data privacy compliance.

January 19 @ 10:00
10:00 am — 10:50 am (50′)

Christopher Gorman, Emily Bothfeld, Matthew Gardner