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Data Privacy and Security

Announcement

Per C.R.S. 22-16-106 (3), CDE is required to provide LEPs with sample contract language they can use in contracting with School Service Contract Providers.  You can find the template document (with guidance), a clean version with the guidance removed, and a presentation explaining how to use the template.  CDE will be hosting a webinar to discuss the documents and give suggestions on how they can be used.  Information on that webinar and other guidance is located here.

Background

In this age of data-driven decision making, data is foundational to the success of the process. Whether discussing student-achievement, program monitoring, education funding, accountability or any other education-related conversation, data is at the center of the discussion. The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is required by state and federal law to collect and store student and educator records.

CDE takes seriously its obligation to protect the privacy of data collected, used, shared and stored. These pages contain state and federal policies CDE adheres to, data privacy and security procedures, as well as guidance and resources for various stakeholders.

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Interested in receiving updates on CDE's work regarding data privacy and security? Subscribe to the CDE Data Privacy-Security email list.

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Meeting Presentations

Click here to access the presentation from CDE's Privacy Public Meeting on May 24, 2016. As promised, CDE has provided answers to the questions asked during the public meeting.  Those answers are on our new Questions and Answers page.

Below are the presentations from the PTAC-CDE Privacy training on May 25 and 26, 2016.  

Contact

If you have questions, contact the Data Privacy Office at dataprivacy@cde.state.co.us.

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