The Department of Public Instruction (DPI) in North Carolina has introduced new Third-Party Data Integration requirements aimed at enhancing the security and privacy of student data. These regulations are part of a continued effort to safeguard educational information while enabling educational technology services to operate effectively within the state.
As an educational technology provider, Quizizz is actively monitoring these developments to ensure our services align with the new standards and continue to serve our North Carolina educators and students without interruption.
Our Exemption Status
According to the NC DPI's FAQs, a vendor is exempt from completing the new Third-Party Data Integration process if they meet certain criteria. Quizizz falls under this exemption for the following reasons:
- Directory Information: Quizizz only receives directory information as defined by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and local board policy. This means that any data we collect does not include information from students who have opted out of the public directory information release.
- Student Unique Identification (UID): We do not collect the Student UID, which under the North Carolina General Statute is considered a secure data element. Our data collection is limited to information that minimizes the risk of compromising student identity or security.
Quizizz is committed to empowering educators and students with a seamless, secure educational experience. We understand the importance of complying with legal standards and go above and beyond to protect the privacy of our users. If you have any further questions regarding our data handling practices, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.