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Re: email as directory info
From: "Shalla, Kevin" <kshalla () UIC EDU>
Date: Wed, 5 Jun 2013 16:32:50 +0000
For schools that leave the e-mail directory open to students and define it as FERPA non-directory information, isn't
that a FERPA violation (because students aren't university officials with a legitimate education interest)? For those
schools that define e-mail as FERPA directory information but require login to access, can't FOIA requests still get
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Rosenthal, Jane E.
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Subject: [SECURITY] email as directory info
I've seen other U's that have the email directory behind the portal log-in-still allows for collaboration, but is not
"public" or open to the world. I would love to see this model here-just cuts down on external crawling of our site and
protects the users.
We have 2 things at KU-one a student may choose to restrict their email address from showing up in the public/online
directory if they do that in the privacy settings.
Second, at KU we have email as directory info, however, our policy states that email in bulk is not released due to
Further, our state Open Records/Sunshine laws allows us to not provide bulk listings e.g. name + email of all students
if the requesting party is asking for the listing for purposes of selling goods or property to the list. So you might
check your state Sunshine Laws if you are a public and see if there may be an exception to disclosure of this type of
Just a couple thoughts. Has anyone with the information "behind the portal" experienced issues?
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