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Federal Computing Policy & Law

Denison University operates in accordance with many federal computing laws. This policy page outlines some of the most important ones.

Gramm-Leach Bliley Act or Financial Modernization Act of 1999 (GLB)

The Financial Modernization Act of 1999, also known as the "Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act" or GLB Act, includes provisions to protect consumers' personal financial information held by financial institutions. There are three principal parts to the privacy requirements:

You can find more information on GLB at: http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/glbact.html

Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS)

The Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) is a government, computerized system that maintains and manages data about foreign students and exchange visitors during their stay in the United States. It is part of the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). This program is now managed by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

You can find more information on SEVIS at: http://www.ice.gov/sevis

Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA)

Title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) protects health insurance coverage for workers and their families when they change or lose their jobs.

You can find more information on HIPAA at:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-568) (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education.

The Registrar's Office is responsible for following the guidelines of this law.

The Department of Education website provides information on FERPA at: http://www.ed.gov/policy/gen/guid/fpco/ferpa