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The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law enacted in 1974 that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. It focuses specifically on the handling of student educational records in relation to the rights of a student whose records are held by an applicable institution.

Questions about FERPA

Additional information on FERPA is available at ed.GOV

Yes; many Smartsheet customers elect to use our service to store, access, and/or share education records in accordance with their FERPA obligations.  While customers are responsible for their own FERPA compliance efforts, Smartsheet follows the requirements and limitations imposed upon Smartsheet when acting as a “school official” under FERPA.

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