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The right to the privacy of data means one’s personal information is protected from being shared publicly.  There are several laws which protect personal information.  It is important to know about these laws so you understand your rights.  If your job requires you to collect or use personal information of others you should know the ways it should be protected. North Carolina Attorney General, Roy Cooper offered some consumer tips for data privacy in honor of data privacy day.  [Read the tips]

Here are some federal laws that deal with data privacy.

FERPA – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

FERPA is a Federal law 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.  [Read more about FERPA]

HIPAA – Health Information Portability and Accountability Act

HIPAA protects the privacy of individually identifiable health information.  [Read more about HIPAA]

ECPA – Electronic Communication Privacy Act

The Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) sets out the provisions for access, use, disclosure, interception and privacy protections of electronic communications.  [Read more about ECPA]

GLBA – Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act

The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act is a law to protect the financial information of consumers.  [Read more about GLBA]

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Christina Bonds

Christina Bonds is an Application Specialist in the Web Technology department at Elon University.

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