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Privacy, Information, and Records Management Services

ED’s Chief Privacy Officer manages PIRMS, which has both an internal and an external privacy focus. Externally PIRMS manages compliance and technical assistance to schools, districts, and states regarding compliance with federal student privacy statutes and best practices. Internally PIRMS provides leadership, oversight, and coordination to ensure ED’s compliance with states and directives governing the acquisition, release, and maintenance of data.

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PIRMS News & Events
What's New?
ED’s response to Sen. Markey’s letter on privacy, PDF (2,202KB)
Spotlight
Chief Privacy Officer, Kathleen Styles Q&A - "Requesting Records from Schools"
Blog Blog, PDF (290KB)

PIRMS oversees the administration of the following federal statutes at the Department of Education:

PIRMS is responsible for issuing policies, standards, and procedures that ensure ED complies with governmental information management requirements in the above areas.

In addition, PIRMS provides instruction and technical assistance to assure that customers and other stakeholders are informed and supported in the performance of these initiatives.

PIRMS is headed by the Chief Privacy Officer who reports to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Management.

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