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3.1 FERPA Directory Information

Harvard Enterprise Security Policy:

Policy Excerpt
The Registrars of the Harvard Schools have developed a common definition of FERPA Directory Information in order to provide a consistent University-wide understanding of what data elements might ever be considered public information about students.

HLS Policy:

Harvard Law School policy and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), as amended, provide students with certain protections concerning the confidentiality of their educational records. No information about Harvard Law School students, except that which is defined below as directory information, will be released outside the Law School without the student’s prior written consent, unless otherwise authorized or required by law.

Harvard Law School defines the following student information as directory information:

Name
Photo-I.D. Card Image
Dates of Attendance
Date of Graduation
Honors or Awards Received

Approved Solution:

Any FERPA related request should be directed to the Registrars office. The Registrar will make decisions based on Harvard policy and FERPA regulations. HLS ITS will be involved when necessary.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Where can I find more information regarding FERPA
A: Please refer to the following website for additional information.
http://www.security.harvard.edu/resources/references/ferpa-regulations

Last modified: November 06, 2008

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