Tressler’s Implementation of SOPPA Requirements
The Student Online Personal Protection Act will place significant burdens on Illinois public and private schools on July 1, 2021. Tressler LLP has already taken the steps necessary to make sure your school can meet this deadline. Our attorneys are known for providing responsive, cost-effective legal services. Tressler has leveraged its experience in assisting clients with compliance with various state, federal and industry standards to give your school confidence in meeting SOPPA deadlines. Our team can offer custom, flat-rate or project-based pricing to ensure that we meet your budget and exceed your expectations.
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What is SOPPA?
The Illinois Legislature passed amendments to the Student Online Personal Protection Act (“SOPPA”) that will take effect on July 1, 2021. This new law is mandatory for any “school” that serves students from K through 12th grade, and it will directly impact the collection and storage of student information.
The significant burden imposed by SOPPA will surprise many Illinois public and private schools. Tressler’s SOPPA Compliance team highly recommends that schools work toward compliance as soon as possible.
Without taking the steps necessary to fully comply with SOPPA, Illinois public schools may be subject to liability not only for their own acts or omissions, but the missteps of the vendors they entrusted with student information. It is never too early to begin taking steps toward SOPPA compliance, and we look forward to partnering with you to achieve these important goals.
About Todd Rowe, Chair of Tressler's SOPPA Compliance Legal Team
Todd Rowe focuses on cyber/privacy matters ranging from pre-breach consultation and breach response to cyber insurance and Illinois school district privacy compliance. He has participated in nearly 100 incident responses. Todd has leveraged his experience to create Tressler’s SOPPA Compliance Legal Team in order to assist public and private schools. The deadline to implement the Student Online Personal Protection Act is fast approaching, and Todd is ready to help new and existing clients achieve compliance.
Todd created Tressler's Privacy Practice Group before most law firms were aware of the privacy issues facing their clients. Over the years, Todd has assisted clients in nearly every industry and level of government to formulate their strategy for privacy and data issues. Todd's articles and presentations provide insight for others grappling with the emerging privacy issues in the legal, insurance, government and business communities. Todd authors articles for Tressler’s privacy blog, The Privacy Risk Report, along with a number of other blogs and publications.