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FERPA Tutorial Protect Stored Data

You are responsible for making sure that student data in your possession
is secured.

Take measures to protect against unauthorized access to student data stored on a personal computer, a disk, a network, or any other storage media.

These measures can help you protect student data from unauthorized access:

  • Use password protection on computer files
  • Keep diskettes and other storage media in a secure, locked location
  • Restrict access to your computer
  • Never leave student data displayed on your computer screen
  • When you have finished a computer task involving student data, exit all files, sign off all applications, and close all application windows
  • Shred printed material that contains sensitive or restricted data

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