FERPA

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records (Title 34 Code of Federal Regulations Part 99).
  
The law states that a school cannot disclose student records to a third party without students’ written consent, but its faculty and staff may use the records for legitimate educational purposes, such as assessment (34 CFR § 99.31).
  
Faculty and staff engaged in assessment at LMU take their right to use student records seriously, and consistently follow best practice procedures for working with confidential information.

An electronic version of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is available here.