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Data Security and Privacy Series: Part 2

WNYRIC Names Data Protection Officer

Scott PrzywaraIn following the regulations proposed in the new Part 121 of New York State Education Law 2-D, the Western New York Regional Information Center (WNYRIC) and Erie 1 BOCES have appointed a data protection officer to oversee the implementation of policies and procedures required by the law. 

Scott Przywara was named chief data protection, security and compliance officer on May 13, 2019. Most recently, Przywara served as chief microcomputer technical support specialist for Erie 1 BOCES. He has been an employee of Erie 1 BOCES Technology Services Division since 1995.

In this new role, Przywara will be responsible for the organization’s policies and procedures to manage the protection, security of and access to, information deemed confidential, sensitive or regulatory protected by federal and state laws.

For more guidance on the role of a data protection officer, please refer to this information provided by the School Administrators Association of New York State (SAANYS).

Update on Part 121

The Part 121 of NYS Education Law 2-D was not discussed at the Board of Regents’ May meeting. This has caused a delay in implementation. WNYRIC is continuing to closely monitor this and will release information and guidance as it becomes available.

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