by Allison Prang
University of Missouri
* Note, this article was originally published Aug. 16, 2012, and republished Sept. 20, 2012
Federal student privacy laws have long let schools decide if student directory information is considered public record, and therefore subject to records requests.
As of this year, schools can also decide whom they'll make those records available to.
"Schools will be able to implement directory information policies that limit access to student records, preventing marketers or criminals from accessing the data, "...