This guide aims to offer schools, parents, and students alike a sense of some of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) laws that may apply as schools begin to use cloud computing tools to help educate students. Both of the relevant statutes – and particularly FERPA – are complex and are the subjects of large bodies of caselaw and extensive third-party commentary, research, and scholarship. This document is not intended to provide a comprehensive summary of these statutes, nor privacy law in general, and it is not a substitute for specific legal advice. Rather, this guide highlights key provisions in these statutes and maps the legal and regulatory landscape.


Individual vs. Group 
Release Date 
November, 2013