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Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; Final Rule

Federal Register, April 21, 2004, Page 21669-21672

Agency

Office of Innovation and Improvement; Department of Education.

Action

Final regulations.

Summary

The Secretary amends 34 CFR part 99 to implement the Department's interpretation of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) identified through administrative experience as necessary for proper program operation. These final regulations provide general guidelines for accepting ``signed and dated written consent'' under FERPA in electronic format.

Dates

These regulations are effective May 21, 2004.

Further Information

Kathleen Wolan, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 2W115, Washington, DC 20202-5901. Telephone: (202) 260-3887. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities may obtain this document in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on request to the contact person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT.

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