STUDENT DATA PRIVACY COUNCIL


[photo, State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland] Chair: Carol A. Williamson, Ed.D., designee of State Superintendent of School

Appointed by Senate President: Susan C. Lee

Appointed by House Speaker: Dana C. Jones

Appointed by State Superintendent of Schools: Thomas Chapman; Ryan Cowder; Theodore Hartman; Ann T. Kellogg, Ph.D.; Michelle McNeil; Baron Rodriguez; Amelia Vance; Alison Vannoy; one vacancy.

Ex officio: Charles I. (Chip) Stewart IV, designee of Secretary of Information Technology; Michael T. Garman, designee of Executive Director, Maryland Association of Boards of Education; Chrystie Crawford-Smick, designee of President, Maryland State Education Association; Moisette (Tonya) Sweat, designee of President, Maryland PTA; Jeffrey A. Lawson, Ed.D., designee of Executive Director, Public School Superintendents' Association of Maryland.

State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, Maryland, July 2003. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.


Staff: Chandra K. Haislet

c/o State Department of Education
Nancy S. Grasmick State Education Building, 200 West Baltimore St., Baltimore, MD 21201 - 2595
(410) 767-0025
e-mail: chandra.haislet@maryland.gov
web: www.marylandpublicschools.org/about/pages/sdpc/index.aspx

In June 2019, the Student Data Privacy Council was formed by the General Assembly (Chapter 398, Acts of 2019).

First, the Council studied the development and implementation of the Student Data Privacy Act of 2015 (Chapter 413, Acts of 2015). Next, the Council evaluated how the Act protects covered information from unauthorized access, destruction, use, modification, or disclosure. Further, the Council ascertained whether reasonable security practices and procedures, as well as reasonable privacy controls, have been implemented and maintained to protect information under the Act. In addition, similar laws and best practices in other states were reviewed and analyzed by the Council, along with technology developments related to student data privacy.

In December 2020, the Council submitted its report with recommended statutory or regulatory changes to the Student Data Privacy Act of 2015 to the Governor and General Assembly.

Authorization for the Council ended May 31, 2021.

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