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U.S. State Education Privacy Legislation 2015

Below is a table of 2015 U.S. state legislation relating to the collection, retention and use of student data. The table is up-to-date as of February 5, 2015. State Bill No. Bill Title Introduced On Status  Alaska  SB 3  Access to Student Data  1/21/2015  Introduced Summary: Would appoint a CPO to develop and implement privacy policies security policies with the state board and to develop data privacy training and TA for schools and districts. Would require the sta... Read More

United Kingdom - Scotland

Commissioner: Ken MacDonald  Information Commissioner's Office45 Melville StreetEdinburghEH3 7HL Phone: 0131 244 9001Email: ... Read More

Germany - Bavaria

(Public Sector)Dr. Thomas Petri,Der Bayerische Landesbeauftragte für den DatenschutzMail: Postfach 22 12 19 80 502 MunichOffice: Wagmüllerstraße 18, 80538 Munich Phone: 089 212672-0Fax: 089 212672-50E-mail: poststelle@datenschutz-bayern.deWebsite: (Private Sector)Thomas KranigLandesamt für DatenschutzaufsichtPromenade 2791522 AnsbachPhone: 0981/53-1300Fax: 0981/53-5300E-mail: Website: Law Informati... Read More

A Brief History of Safe Harbor

By Ernst O. Wilhelm On 16 May 2000: The EU Article 29 Data Protection Working Party adopted an opinion on the level of protection provided by the “Safe Harbor Principles” highlighting in its conclusions that the proposed adequacy finding of U.S. Safe Harbour refers to a system that is not yet operational and that there is a need that any adequacy finding on the Safe Harbour has to be to reviewed in the light of experience. On 26 July 2000: The European Commission adopted the “Safe Harbour Ad... Read More


Data Protection Commission (DPC) Ministry of Communications P.O. Box M38 Accra, Ghana Phone number: 233 302 666465 Fax: 233 302 667114  Website: Law Information: Data Protection Act, 2012 Act  843 ... Read More

Prudence the Privacy Pro, Vol. 2, No. 1

How sure are you in your breach response plan? Not 100 percent? Follow Pru's advice, and check out the IAPP's Resource Center for Seven Steps to Breach Preparedness. If you would like to download a pdf copy to print out and hang somewhere in your office, click here. ... Read More

Data Security Breaches: Incident Preparedness and Response

Jena Valdetero, CIPP/US, and David Zetoony of Bryan Cave authored this Washington Legal Foundation Monograph, which provides a basic framework to assist in-house legal departments with handling a security incident. The handbook explains security incidents, outlines ways in-house counsel can help prepare for an incident and offers steps that should be taken in responding to an incident as well as costs involved. Read Now... Read More

2014 Information Security Breaches Survey

This survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers for the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills demonstrates the continuing risks associated with doing business in cyberspace, as well as the encouraging steps some businesses are taking to improve their information security. Read Now (PDF 1.1M)... Read More