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What is SOPPA:

Student Online Personal Protection Act (SOPPA) protects the privacy and security of student data when collected by companies operating websites, online services, or online/mobile applications primarily used for K-12 school purposes.

  • Prohibits the use of student data for targeted advertising, the sale of student information gathered during the students’ use of the educational technology, and the use of data collected to amass a profile about a student.

Effective July 1, 2021, school districts will be required (among other things) to post a list of operators with which the district has written agreements, copies of those written agreements, and other information about such operators on the school’s website; as well as to notify students and parents of any breach of student data by an operator of the school.                                                (105 ILCS 85/1 et seq.)

To see the list of operators with which ECHO Joint Agreement has written agreements, please visit our link at ECHO JA SOPPA Agreements
Student Data Privacy Laws - Schools are legally required to keep student data secure and safe. Here are the laws to know.
The safety and concerns of our students, parents and staff are always a high priority at ECHO Joint Agreement. Personally identifiable information (PII) or information linked to PII in any media or format that is not publicly available and Internet safety is no different. The following policies cover these topics.