The Catholic University of America

Associate Director of Enrollment Management Systems

Federal Laws

Family Educational Rights to Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

Summary of the Law:
Regulates the keeping and dissemination of student records at all institutions that receive federal funds or who have students receiving federal funds. Procedures must be in place to allow a student access to student records. Consent must be obtained to release student records to a third party, with certain exceptions contained in the law.

Required Action:
The Director of Enrollment Management Systems oversees FERPA compliance for all student education records under her purview, as well as for applicant records covered by FERPA.

Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999 (the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act)

Summary of the Law
This law requires a safeguarding program, including identifying reasonably foreseeable internal and external risks to the security, confidentiality, and integrity of customer information; evaluating the effectiveness of the current safeguards for controlling these risks; designing and implementing a safeguards program, and regularly monitoring and testing the program.

Student names, addresses, phone numbers, bank and credit card account numbers, income and credit histories and Social Security numbers would all be protected under GLB.
Broad principles are set forth in the Information Assurance Policy.

Resources

FERPA Q and A

GLB Training Brochure
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Related Policies

Information Assurance Policy
Student Records