Beyond FERPA: The California Consumer Privacy Act's new rules for privacy in the education sector

In June of 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), which seeks to give consumers additional safeguards regarding their personal information. The CCPA will become effective January of 2020 and may impact companies in the education sector, including the larger education technology companies.

While the CCPA does not apply to nonprofit educational institutions, it may apply to certain for-profit educational institutions, third-party service providers, and others in the education space. If an educational entity meets the threshold requirements outlined in this alert or it processes information on behalf of such an entity, it should prepare for CCPA implementation by January 2020.

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