Data Privacy Day

Privacy Library

Why Privacy Matters

Cookies and Behavioral Tracking

  • What are cookies and how do they work? Watch this video about cookies created by the Wall Street Journal.
  • The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) offers opt-out of online behavior advertising and provides factual information about online behavioral advertising, privacy, cookies.

Health Privacy

Identity Theft

  • fraud.org provides resources including - how to spot a scam, file a complaint and learn about scams.
  • ID Theft & Account Fraud – Prevention & Cleanup” a helpful resource provided by Consumer Action offered in numerous languages.
  • The Federal Trade Commission's IdentityTheft.gov is the federal government’s one-stop resource for identity theft victims. The site provides streamlined checklists and sample letters to guide you through the recovery process.
  • The IRS does not initiate contact with taxpayers by email or any social media tools. The IRS offers resources on how to report phishing.

On the Go

Online Services – Banking, Dating & General Guidelines

Student Privacy
  • The Protecting Privacy in Connected Learning toolkit is an in-depth, step-by-step guide to navigating the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the Chidren's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and related privacy issues. 
  • The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, or FERPA, is the main federal law that deals with education privacy, but there are a host of other laws, best practices, and guidelines that are essential to understanding education privacy. FERPA|SHERPA aims to provide service providers, parents, school officials, and policymakers with easy access to those materials to help guide responsible uses of student's data.
  • General guidance for parents provided by the department of education Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
  • Student Privacy 101: FERPA for parents and students – Ever have questions about your rights regarding education records? This short video highlights the key points of the family education rights and privacy act (FERPA). 

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