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Records retention rules revamped
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

The State and Local Records Commission rules regarding records management, production, retention, and disposal have undergone sweeping changes. These


FTC reminds schools when they can consent to certain online activities by students under COPPA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced on its blog that it has updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the interplay between


U.S. Department of Education issues new guidelines on collecting student data
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

This past July, the U.S. Department of Education released the Transparency Best Practices for Schools and Districts, a new set of guidelines created


Iowa case highlights often overlooked risk of releasing personal emails in public records requests
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 28 2014

As a frequent advisor to school districts on freedom of information requests, the question I face most often is how a public body can protect a


California case allowing denial of FOIA request for public communications on private electronic devices instructive for Illinois public bodies
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 21 2014

While California and Illinois do not share the same weather, they seem to be similar in at least one aspect: Their court decisions support denial of


Are emails, texts, Tweets, and other digital communications student records under FERPA and state law?
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 20 2013

As schools increase the use of technology to communicate with and about students, questions arise about the intersection between the data created and


TechCon 2012 recap: should schools let teachers use social media in the classroom?
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 19 2012

Another hot topic that came up at our TechCon 2012 presentation on social media policies is whether to allow teachers to use social media in the classroom


TechCon 2012 recap: social media policies and other law and technology issues
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • November 1 2012

I was excited to speak to an engaged group of school leaders this past Friday at TechCon 2012


For school tablet computer rollouts, don’t forget potential legal stumbles
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • September 6 2012

The Illinois Association of School Administrators recently alerted followers on Twitter (IllinoisASA) to an interesting blog entry by Eric Lai for UberMobile entitled “Four Reasons Why School Tablet Rollouts Can Stumble Or Fail.”


Lessons from recent court rulings on discipline of students for off-campus, online speech
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • October 11 2011

Following on the heels of two recent decisions by the Federal Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit (which we addressed in a FR Alert in June), three additional federal courts issued opinions addressing the right of school districts to discipline students for off-campus, online speech