Student Privacy: Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

FERPA courses are available in the ASU Career Edge for Staff and Canvas for Students.
Click the training links below and make sure to select the correct courses that apply to your position.


The Data Handling matrix provides a list of solutions that have already been evaluated for storing all classifications of data used at ASU, including sensitive and highly sensitive data. To use the data handling matrix, follow the guidance below:

  1. Identify the sensitivity and the regulated data type shown in rows 2 and 3 of the matrix. 
  2. Then look for tools in the column that have been approved for that data type.

Data handling matrix

  1. Use this table to determine the next steps required for your chosen tool.
  2. If approval is required follow the process outlines in the diagram shown below.

Data handling matrix approval process chart