TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance

Fast-track your district's ability to acquire signed student data privacy agreements for all of your apps.

The TEC Student Data Privacy Alliance has developed a successful collaborative model to provide member schools and districts with administrative and legal support to negotiate privacy terms with their software vendors.

This service was originally only for TEC member districts. It is now open to school districts across in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island!

It's a simple and affordable process. You tell us what apps and vendors your teachers are using and we will work to get a signed Data Privacy Agreement as quickly as possible. We have negotiated over 650 vendor agreements that can jump-start protection for your students just by enrolling in our alliance. We do all the work, so you can have the peace of mind that your student data is being handled in a secure and safe way! The annual fee is just $1.00 per student.

In cooperation with the SDPConsortium, we developed statewide Student Data Privacy Agreements (DPA) for Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island which articulate the vendor duties and responsibilities required to protect student data in compliance with all applicable federal and state privacy statutes, including the FERPA, PPRA, and COPPA.

New Hampshire schools and districts:

TEC and NHCTO have formed a partnership! - the New Hampshire Student Data Privacy Alliance (NHSDPA). Click here to read more about how NHSDPA works.

Rhode Island schools and districts:

TEC and RISTE have established a partnership - the Rhode Island Student Privacy Alliance (RISPA)! Click here to view the RISTE Announcement Letter and here to view RISPA Membership Guide.

Questions?

Please contact: Liz McGonagle, Executive Director
Office: 781.352.5700
Email: lmcgonagle@tec-coop.org

Need our W-9? Here it is.

The Education Cooperative Student Data Privacy Alliance (SDPA) has been instrumental in helping our district take meaningful action in its effort to ensure the security and privacy of student data in an era where online resources have become indispensable. The TEC SDPA has solved two of the most pressing challenges related to this important topic. First, TEC has provided the legal and administrative support that individual districts typically lack. Second, the collective influence of member districts, combined with favorable vendor contract language, has resulted in over 200 signed agreements, with more being signed every day. Working independently, our district simply does not have the capacity to achieve such results. Prior to joining the TEC SDPA, student data privacy was a daunting task. Today, we have made significant progress towards our goal of achieving 100% compliance with state and federal privacy regulations.

Steve Ouellette
Director of Technology, Learning, and Innovation
Westwood Public Schools, Massachusetts

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