Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
Office of the Registrar

Academics

Question 7

An unauthorized person retrieves information from a computer screen that was left unattended. Under FERPA, is the staff member or institution responsible?

  • yes no

    yes

    Information on a computer screen should be treated the same as printed reports.

    The medium in which the information is held is unimportant. No information should be left accessible or unattended, including computer displays.

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