In this article, and those linked from it in support, FERPA is cited as a concern for moving Faculty and Staff to cloud-based email accounts (i.e. g-mail’s “mymail” accounts).
Here’s what I don’t get. Since most potentially FERPA-violating communications happen between professors and students, haven’t they already let that horse leave the stable by moving students to g-mail? Most FERPA compliance policies allow the free sharing of FERPA-protected information to students’ official email addresses, so why not move Faculty and Staff there too?
Just wondering, since my university’s email client is a bloated pig of a program and our students get to use the sleek, g-mail account…color me jealous.