Devices and Software

Data Privacy and Security

The Riverhead Central School District is committed to protecting the privacy and security of each and every student’s data.

Education Law § 2-d requires each educational agency in the State of New York to develop a Parents’ Bill of Rights for Data Privacy and Security and publish it on its website. 

The law also requires that with each contract an educational agency enters with a third-party contractor, that receives personally identifiable information (PII), must contain a signed bill of rights and supplemental information. In turn, each educational agency will have to publish, on its website, the signed parent’s bill of rights and supplemental information to the bill of rights for each software contract.

The purpose of the Parents’ Bill of Rights is to provide information to parents (which also include legal guardians or persons in parental relation to a student, but generally not the parents of a student who is age eighteen or over) and eligible students about certain legal requirements that protect personally identifiable information pursuant to state and federal laws. 

Data Security Practices for Education

NYSED Data Privacy & Security

The New York State Education Department is committed to promoting sound information practices and policies that will strengthen data privacy and security at state educational agencies, empower parents with information, and advance efficient and effective school operations.

NYS Education Law Section 2-d Part 121.5 addresses new Data Security and Privacy Standards that took effect in July 2020.

These new standards require educational institutions and their third-party contractors to take a variety of steps to protect both institutional data and student data from potential outside cyber-threats, such as stealing data, holding information systems hostage and causing system disruptions.

Education Law Section 2-D Definitions

Data Protection Officer (DPO)
Name: Dr. William Galati
Email: william.galati@g.riverhead.net
Phone: (631) 369- 6714
Mailing Address: 814 Harrison Ave., Riverhead NY 11901