National Data Privacy Agreement


24 April, 2024 —The Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC), a special interest group of the non-profit Access 4 Learning (A4L) Community, is proud to announce the release of the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA), version 2, which has been further developed to streamline application contracting and set common expectations between schools/districts and marketplace providers. 

The NDPA version 2 has been developed by the 28 state Alliances addressing common obligations across the U.S. as well as their specific state needs, and this release incorporates feedback from Alliance leaders and Vendor Community Members, and has been reviewed by legal representatives through A4L Community Member Review.  It is designed to address common student data privacy concerns and streamline the educational application contracting processes for schools/districts who do not have the legal or fiscal resources and vendors who previously had to sign “one off” contracts with each of the over 13,000 US school districts.  While the NDPA allows for any state specific legislative requirements, the majority of the privacy expectations are standardized and can be used by any entity as part of their Terms of Service Agreements.

To find out more and get your needs addressed, please join in the conversations by being part of the Consortium. 

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National Data Privacy Agreement

Recorded: August 5, 2020. This briefing provides an overview of the National Data Privacy Agreement (NDPA).