CLHE Webinar:The Legal Challenge to the Latest FERPA Regulations: EPIC v. United States Department of Education


Khaliah Barnes
Administrative Law Counsel
Electronic Privacy Information Center


February 21, 2013
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
This webinar also will be made available on-demand for webinar series subscribers.

About the Program

This program will focus on arguably the most important case in FERPA history.

On December 2, 2011, the Department of Education implemented controversial regulations that would make it much easier for the government to track students from “cradle to grave.” Many of the privacy principles that had governed FERPA for decades were drastically changed.

This webinar will feature counsel for the Electronic Privacy Information Center discussing their lawsuit which challenges three key definitions in the Education Department’s 2011 regulations: “authorized representative,” “education program” and “directory information.”

Their main arguments include:

  • The Education Department’s 2011 definitions for “authorized representative,” “education program” and “directory information” exceed the agency’s statutory authority and are not entitled to Chevron deference.
  • The disputed definitions are not in accordance with law because they are contrary to the FERPA’s plain meaning and not a permissible construction of the statute.

Learn more about the case

There will be plenty of time for Q & A.

How to Register

Register for this individual program only (live program only):

  • CLHE Webinar Series Registrants: Free!
  • Regular Price: $75

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