Data Privacy and Security Services Support
Supporting District Response to Data Privacy
The RIC One Data Privacy and Security Service is a statewide initiative. All twelve RICs are working together to provide districts with resources in support of Ed Law 2d Part 121 Regulations. The LHRIC is here to support your needs. We will continue to keep you up to date with information regarding NYSED deadlines and help your newly appointed Data Protection Officer fulfill the districts requirements.
Keep in mind, the need to protect not only the health of your students and staff but their data as well. Be wary of "free" software offers. Be sure to utilize Ed Law 2-d compliant tools for remote learning and video conferencing. Not sure if software is compliant with Ed Law 2-d? Use this link for the list of LHRIC supported Ed Law 2-d compliant software.
Any questions... feel free to reach out to Dr. Madalyn Romano at email@example.com.
Data Protection Officer Resources
LHRIC/SWBOCES Supplemental Contract Information
SWBOCES Library Services Contracts
First 48 Hours of a Cybersecurity Incident.pdf
DPO Responsibilities SLIDE DECK.pdf
NYSED Draft Policy - Highlighted Document
The supplemental information for LHRIC/SWBOCES contracted software is available using the link above. A variety of contracting consortiums and buying channels are used to ensure Ed Law 2-d Part 121 Regulation compliance. If you have any questions about the laws and regulation contact Dr. Madalyn Romano (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions regarding software through Student / Financial Services, contact Jay Dave (email@example.com). For Instructional Software contracts, contact Mary Lynn Collins-Callanan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
What to do in the first 48 hours of a Cyber attack can make a big difference in the impact of the attack. The link below will provide districts with steps to follow in the event of a Cyber attack on your systems.
DPO Mentoring Service
Working side by side with district data privacy teams, the LHRIC will provide mentoring and guidance to help districts develop internal capacity to meet the requirements of Ed Law 2-d and the Regulations.
Participation in RIC One DPSS is required.
DPO Support Service
The goal is to provide assistance with the requirements of Ed Law 2-d and the Regulations based on district needs. A school district administrator retains the official title and authority of the DPO with the LHRIC performing routine functions and support.
Participation in RIC One DPSS is required. Availability is limited.
RIC One DPSS
The RIC One DPSS Website has been modified to include resources and tools to help districts continue their work on the requirements for compliance with Part 121 Regulations of Ed Law 2-d. Use this link to access the RIC One DPSS and resources.RIC One DPSS
Maintaining the security and privacy of student data is what sets RIC One apart from all other similar services.
Digital Digest & Blasts
D3—Digital Digest Debrief – Deep dive webinar on a featured topic from the Digital Digest.
Periodic webinars and interviews with industry leaders on topics related to data privacy and security.
Interview with Linnette Attai, Founder of Playwell LLC.
Software Inventory Tool
This tool enables districts to compile a list of their software inventory as well as links to third-party vendor’s software Privacy Policies and Notices thus enabling districts to comply with provisions of the New York State’s Parents’ Bill of Rights. Over 800 products are currently included in the database, and districts may submit requests for additional products.
Districts still retain responsibility to review vendor contracts.
Web-based data privacy and security awareness training that follows a structured outline, including a formal assessment and printable certificate of completion.
Additional materials for instructor-led professional development are also available.