The Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA) is a free consortium that allows school districts to access management tools and resources for data privacy agreements. All Illinois school districts are invited to join ISPA. When used in conjunction with clear policies and procedures, ISPA allows districts to comply with Illinois’ new Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA).
The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) is a national organization with state affiliates that work together to address growing student data privacy concerns. The Illinois affiliate, Illinois Student Privacy Alliance (ISPA), is managed by the LTC and provides free membership to all K12 Illinois school districts.
The free membership to SDPC/ISPA includes:
The National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA) was developed by the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) in partnership with the 28 state alliances. After two years of extensive review and comments from schools, districts, state organizations, marketplace providers and their legal representatives, SDPC published the NDPA in September 2020.
Since then, the Learning Technology Center has encouraged districts to adopt the NDPA with the Illinois Exhibit to help streamline the educational application contracting process and meet SOPPA compliance.
Getting Started with ISPA
The National Data Privacy Agreement
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