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Parents’ Bill of Rights Regarding Data Privacy and Security

Parents and guardians of students attending school in the New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District are advised that they have the following rights with regard to student data:

(1) Student data will not be released or sold by the District for commercial purposes.

(2) A parent or guardian has the right to inspect and review the complete contents of his or her child’s education record.

(3) State and Federal law protect the confidentiality of personally identifiable information. The District utilizes industry standard firewall and encryption methods as safeguards to protect personally identifiable information.

(4) A list of all student data elements collected by New York State is available for public review at or by writing to:

Information & Reporting Services Room 863 EBA 89 Washington Avenue Albany, NY 12234 Phone: (518) 474-7965 FAX: (518) 474-4351 and (518) 402-5361 E-mail:

(5) Parents and guardians have the right to have complaints about possible breaches of student data addressed. Complaints should be addressed to:


Jim SvendsenDirector of Curriculum and Instruction1950 Hillside AvenueNew Hyde Park, NY 11040516-434-2323E-mail:


This Bill of Rights will be included with every contract entered into by the District with an outside contractor if the contractor will receive student data or teacher or principal data. This Bill of Rights will be supplemented to include information about each contract that the District enters into with an outside contractor receiving confidential student data or teacher or principal data, including the exclusive purpose(s) for which the data will be used, how the contractor will ensure confidentiality and data protection and security requirements, the date of expiration of the contract and what happens to the data upon the expiration of the contract, if and how the accuracy of the data collected can be challenged, where the data will be stored and the security protections that will be taken.


New York State Education Law 2-D

Pertains to the unathorized release of personally identifiable information. 

 The Board of Regents adopted Part 121 of the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education on January 13, 2020. These rules will implement Education Law Section 2-d and provide guidance to educational agencies and their third-party contractors on ways to strengthen data privacy and security to protect student data and annual professional performance review data. The regulation went through multiple sets of revisions and three rounds of public comments and will go into effect January 29, 2020.  It will apply to both charter and traditional public schools. We thank the members of the Data Privacy Advisory Council, implementation planning and drafting workgroups that supported the Department’s Chief Privacy Officer, Temitope Akinyemi, through this process

NYS Education Law Section 2-d Inventory of Data Elements

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