Nancy Kelly Quoted on Boston.com Regarding Students’ Data Privacy

1/15/2015

Governo Law Firm partner Nancy Kelly was quoted in a January 8, 2015 article published on Boston.com. Entitled "City Will Inspect Off-Campus Student Apartments, And It's Legal," the article discusses the issue of overcrowding that exists among many college students in Boston who live off campus and its implications on data privacy.

To date, 31 local colleges and universities have shared off-campus student addresses with the City of Boston. Of the 25,000 addresses it received, the City's Inspectional Services Department (ISD) will pay visits to the 580 it believes may be violating zoning codes. The City only asked for students' addresses, not names, which does not put it in violation of the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As an expert in data protection and privacy, Ms. Kelly provided her thoughts and insight on the regulatory framework governing privacy laws in Massachusetts.

Click here to read the full article. For more information regarding compliance with data privacy and security laws, please contact Nancy Kelly at nkelly@governo.com.

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