Parents’ Bill Of Rights For Data Privacy And Security

The Lifeline Center for Child Development is committed to protecting the privacy and security of each and every student’s data.  Parents/guardians should be aware of the following rights they have concerning their child’s data:

  1. A student’s personally identifiable information cannot be sold or released for any commercial purpose.
  2. Parents/guardians have the right to inspect and review the complete contents of their child’s education record.
  3. The confidentiality of a student’s personally identifiable information, protected by existing state and federal laws, and safeguards such as encryption, firewalls, and password protection, must be in place when data is stored or transferred.
  4. A complete list of all student data elements collected by the State Education Department is available for public review at:, or by writing to the Office of Information & Reporting Services,New York State Education Department, Room 863 EBA,89 Washington Avenue,Albany,NY 12234.
  5. Parents/guardians have the right to file complaints about possible breaches of student data. Parents/guardians may submit a complaint regarding a potential breach by theLifelineCenterfor Child Development to Chuck Caputo, Executive Director, 80-09 Winchester Boulevard,Queens Village, NY  11427.   Complaints pertaining to the State Education Department or one of its third party vendors should be directed in writing to the Chief Privacy Officer, New York State Education Department, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY  12234, or emailed to  The complaint process is under development and willbe established through regulations developed by the State Education Department’s Chief Privacy Officer.
  6. The State Education Department’s Chief Privacy Officer will develop additional elements for this Parents’ Bill of Rights, which will be prescribed in Regulations of the Commissioner and updated by the agency accordingly.
  7. Parents may access the State Education Department’s Parents’ Bill of Rights at: