Ferrara Fiorenza P.C.

Internet Filtering and Computer Privacy Issues

The implementation of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) requires schools to utilize Internet filtering software in order to obtain E-rate funding. Legal requirements, policies related to filtering and potential pitfalls are addressed in this workshop, focusing on:

• Internet Safety Policies & Acceptable Use Policies
• Freedom of Speech Issues
• Recent Legal Challenges to CIPA

The second part of this presentation will address overalll computer privacy issues, focusing on:

• Computer Searches
• Record Retention Requirements for E-mail
• Freedom of Information Law Requests
• Electronic Communications Privacy Act
• Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act