The Comptroller’s Office of Research and Education
Accountability (OREA) has released a report that answers some common questions
about student data privacy in Tennessee. This Q & A provides information on
state and federal laws that protect K-12 students’ privacy and serves as a tool
for understanding this area of law. Student data is not limited to social
security numbers or test scores. Student data can encompass school work, class
behavior, or even a student’s location. This publication explains state laws in
Tennessee that protect student data privacy.