Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) deals with the privacy of education students records that are 1) directly related to a student and 2) maintained by an institution or a party acting on behalf of the institution. UA strives to protect student records as per FERPA guidelines. All faculty and staff who have access to student records are required to complete an annual FERPA training.
Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act (GLB) AKA the Financial Services Modernization Act of 1999-The Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB Act), includes privacy provisions to protect consumer information held by financial institutions. In 2003, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) confirmed that higher education institutions are considered financial institutions under this federal law.
Alaska Personal Information Protection Act- The law provides several protections for personal information, a notice requirement when a breach of security concerning personal information has occurred; the ability to place a security freeze on a consumer credit report; various restrictions on the use of personal information and credit information; the disposal of records containing personal information; allowing a victim of identity theft to petition the court for a determination of factual innocence; and truncation of credit card information.