Migrating data away from Google Apps If you've decided to use another solution for your organization's email, calendars, documents, and sites, don't forget to migrate your data to your new solution before deleting your Google Apps account. Here's a list a data transfer options available for Google Apps:
FERPA is a Federal law that applies to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding under a program administered by the U. S. Department of Education. The statute is found at 20 U.S.C. § 1232g and the Department's regulations are found at 34 CFR Part 99.
Under FERPA, schools must generally afford students who are 18 years or over, or attending a postsecondary institution:
access to their education records an opportunity to seek to have the records amended some control over the disclosure of information from the records.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students."
Background The Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) is a federal law enacted by Congress to address concerns about access to offensive content over the Internet on school and library computers. CIPA imposes certain types of requirements on any school or library that receives funding for Internet access or internal connections from the E-rate program – a program that makes certain communications technology more affordable for eligible schools and libraries. In early 2001, the FCC issued rules implementing CIPA. What CIPA Requires Schools and libraries subject to CIPA may not receive the discounts offered by the E-rate program unless they certify that they have an Internet safety policy that includes technology protection measures. The protection measures must 2block or filter Internet access to pictures that are: (a) obscene, (b) child pornography, or (c) harmful to minors (for computers that are accessed by minors). Before adopting this Internet safety policy, schools and libraries must provide reasonable notice and hold at least one public hearing or meeting to address the proposal. Schools subject to CIPA are required to adopt and enforce a policy to monitor online activities of minors. Schools and libraries subject to CIPA are required to adopt and implement an Internet safety policy addressing: (a) access by minors to inappropriate matter on the Internet; (b) the safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of direct electronic communications; (c) unauthorized access, including so-called “hacking,” and other unlawful activities by minors online; (d) unauthorized disclosure, use, and dissemination of personal information regarding minors; and (e) measures 3restricting minors’ access to materials harmful to them.
Security and PrivacyPrintTwo of the most common topics of questions regarding Google in general, and Google Apps specifically, are security and privacy. We take both topics very seriously and truly believe that our offerings are a great option for customers on both fronts. Our business is built on our users' trust: trust in our ability to properly secure their data and our commitment respect the privacy of the information they place in our systems by not giving that information to others or using it inappropriately.In order to help answer some of the many questions we receive and to dispel some common misconceptions we encounter; we have created this FAQ and the corresponding Google Apps security whitepaper. We hope this helps to answer some of your questions about Google's position on these important issues! If you need to report an abuse issue, learn more about reporting abuse issues to our team.
Inappropriate Start Page GadgetsPrint The Google Apps team recognizes the importance of preventing access to inappropriate content in educational institutions. Currently the Google Apps team has implemented a feature that will allow EDU administrators to limit the gadgets that users see in their Start Page.
Note: We do not recommend using this feature unless you intend to only whitelist a small number of gadgets for your students. With this new feature, only official Google developed gadgets will show up in the 'Add Stuff' link. If you want your users to see other gadgets, you will need to add specific gadgets by URL. Please take the following steps to add gadgets by URL:
Log in to your control panel Click on the Start Page service Click Customize in the Start Page section Navigate to the Content tab Click Add Stuff Click Create custom content On the POP up screen, select either 'Static text, images, and links', 'Frequently updated content section' or 'Google Gadget' depending on what custom content you want to make available to your users. Enter URL of section code field. Additionally, if a user already has an inappropriate gadget added to their Start Page, this will need to be removed manually. Administrators can log in to user's accounts to remove any inappropriate gadgets.
If you would like to turn on this feature, please navigate to this form to submit your request. Note that this feature can only be enabled after your Start Page has been published. Please check your Start Page editor in a week to confirm that this feature has been enabled by checking for limited gadget availability.
If you'd like to unpublish your Start Page until the feature has been turned on, please see our article on removing the start page once it's published.