NH RSA 189:66-668a (NH HB1612) in Regards to Student and Staff Data Privacy
On June 18, 2018, New Hampshire Governor, Chris Sununu, signed House Bill 1612 (HB1612) into law. The bill states:
Each local education agency shall develop a data and privacy governance plan which shall be presented to the school board for review and approval by June 30, 2019. The plan shall be updated annually and presented to the school board. The plan shall include:
- A review of all software applications, digital tools, and extensions and an assurance that they meet or exceed standards set by the department.
- Policies and procedures for access to data and protection of privacy for students and staff including acceptable use policy for applications, digital tools, and extensions.
- A response plan for any breach of information.
- A requirement for a service provider to meet or exceed standards for data protection and privacy.
Further information regarding this bill can be found at the New Hampshire DOE Data Governance Page.
NH RSA 189:65-68a are sections of the New Hampshire Statutes Chapter 189 specifically dealing with student and employee data privacy within school districts.
Further information regarding these sections may be found below:
Federal and State Laws
Along with those outlined above, the following federal and state lwas and regulations are desgined for the protection and safety of our students and staff.