Student Data Privacy: Legally-Defensible Best Practices

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Date: 10/9/2019, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter(s): Erin D. Gilsbach, attorney at law, Steckel and Stopp
Price: $299.00 webinar or On-Demand, $399.00 webinar and On-Demand. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides. 
Who Should Attend? Administrators, special education directors, technology supervisors, legal counsel, faculty, medical staff, student services
Best For: Higher education, K-12

In this age of technology and electronic data sharing, student confidentiality and records privacy have become paramount concerns for parents, educators, and lawmakers. The convenience of electronic data storage and transfer has increased the national significance of this issue. This training session is designed to provide a comprehensive look at the existing laws designed to protect student privacy. We will discuss the legal protections afforded to students under the law and provide practical tools that schools can use to evaluate and bolster their own student data privacy protections.

Please join Erin Gilsbach, attorney at law, for an in-depth and thoughtful analysis of such issues as retention and dissemination of student medical records, sharing of student records with contractors and 3rd parties, permissions and limitations on sharing information with school volunteers, and much more. She brings attention and clarity to this important issue by highlighting statutory requirements, looking at case law and written opinions from the Federal Department of Education, and recounting experiences in her own practice with her own clients. She will provide best practice tips that schools can use to evaluate their own data retention and dissemination practices as well as tools for instituting legally-defensible data privacy practices.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • Collection, maintenance/retention, and destruction of student records
  • Student medical and mental health records
  • Sharing records with 3rd-party contractors and volunteers
  • Electronic data maintenance and storage
  • Use and collection of student data by 3rd-party technology apps and providers
  • Safeguarding student emails and electronic data
  • Sharing information within and between educational agencies


Your conference leader for “Student Data Privacy: Legally-Defensible Best Practices” is Erin D. Gilsbach, Esq. An experienced speaker at the state and national levels on issues regarding education and education law, Erin Gilsbach is an attorney with the Pennsylvania-based law firm of Steckel and Stopp and the president of the PSBA Solicitors Association. She is dedicated to providing quality professional education in the area of school law to educators and school leaders. Throughout her career, she has provided legal representation and/or professional development to over 150 Pennsylvania schools. In her practice, Atty. Gilsbach emphasizes a proactive approach to legal defensibility for schools by providing engaging and high-quality professional development trainings for educators and school leaders in the area of school law. In addition, she helps schools create procedures, administrative regulations and board policies that are not only compliant with statutory and regulatory requirements but that also anticipate the best practices and common pitfalls found within the facts of applicable caselaw.

Atty. Gilsbach has been voted a Rising Star Attorney by her peers in Super Lawyers and Philadelphia Magazine for the past five years, and she is a frequent presenter with the National Business Institute, the Education Law Association, the National School Boards Association, the Pennsylvania Bar Institute, and at numerous conferences held at universities throughout the state. She began her career as a public high school English teacher. Prior to private practice, she served for over two years at the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Office of Chief Counsel. QUALITY COMMITMENT

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