The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 or FERPA is a federal law, brought into effect to protect the privacy of student education records.
The law ensures a parent or an eligible student has the right to inspect and review educational records, seek to have them amended, and have certain types of control over the disclosure of personally identifiable information (PII) from the records.
The law is applicable to all the schools receiving funds under applicable programs of the U.S. Department of Education.
Being a SaaS provider, we have numerous clients who knowingly or unknowingly might collect sensitive students data tagged as confidential under FERPA. However, at QuestionPro we have a policy to strictly comply with all the federal data privacy laws. That is why we practice stringent administrative and technical standards to forbid unauthorized persons from gaining access to any such student data labeled as confidential under FERPA.