Data Privacy and Security
OU BOCES has created a page to provide families and educators with information and processes related to student data privacy and security in accordance with New York State Education Law 2D. This includes the OU BOCES Data Privacy and Security Policy, the Parent's Bill of Rights, and links to vendor contracts and assurances regarding the responsible use of your student's information.
Data Protection Officer
Data Privacy and Security Policy
In January 2020, the NYSED Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Commissioner's Regulations for the Strengthening of Data Privacy and Security in NYS Educational Agencies to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) pursuant to Education Law sections 2-D, 101, 207, and 305. Districts and BOCES policies are expected to be adopted no later than October 1, 2020.
Complaint Procedures for Unauthorized Data Disclosure/Data Breach
Parents, eligible students (students who are at least 18 years of age), principals, teachers, and employees of an educational agency may file a complaint about a possible breach or improper disclosure of student data and/or protected teacher or principal data using the form linked below.
Parents' Bill of Rights
The purpose of the Parents' Bill of Rights is to provide information to parents, legal guardians, those in parental relation to students and eligible students (age 18 and older) about certain legal requirements that protect personally identifiable (PII) information pursuant to state and federal laws.
Third Party Vendor Contracts and Approved Software List
OUBOCES will ensure that whenever it enters into a contract or other written agreement with a third-party contractor under which the third-party contractor will receive student data or teacher or principal data from OU BOCES, the contract or written agreement will include provisions requiring that confidentiality of shared student data or teacher or principal data be maintained in accordance with law, regulation, and OU BOCES policy.