Iowa Student Data Privacy Legal Compliance Guide

The following chart provides a brief overview of the laws of the state of Iowa addressing privacy and security of student data, and the corresponding provisions of Microsoft’s standard operating documents that demonstrate compliance with those laws and regulations.

As an entity that provides online services, Microsoft is an “operator” under Iowa law.

Microsoft’s standard Online Services Data Protection Addendum (“DPA”) addresses the requirements imposed on operators by Iowa’s statutory framework.  The DPA sets forth Microsoft’s standard obligations with respect to the processing and security of customer data and personal data in connection with Microsoft’s provision of online services. 

The reference chart below briefly identifies those provisions of Iowa law that are applicable to operators such as Microsoft, and the relevant provision(s) from Microsoft’s DPA that addresses Microsoft’s compliance with that requirement.

Iowa Law ProvisionCompliant Microsoft Provision(s)
Iowa Code § 279.71(2)(a)(1)
Targeted advertising based on information, including covered information
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Nature of Data Processing; Ownership -> Processing to Provide Customer the Online Services

Iowa Code § 279.71(2)(a)(2)
Use of information to amass a profile about a student
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Nature of Data Processing; Ownership -> Processing to Provide Customer the Online Services
Iowa Code § 279.71(2)(a)(3)
Selling or renting a student’s information
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Nature of Data Processing; Ownership -> Processing to Provide Customer the Online Services
Iowa Code § 279.71(2)(a)(4)
No disclosure of covered information unless based on defined exceptions
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Disclosure of Processed Data

See also Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Nature of Data Processing; Ownership -> Processing for Microsoft’s Legitimate Business Operations
Iowa Code § 279.71(3)(a)
Operator’s duty to implement and maintain reasonable security procedures and practices
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Data Security -> Security Practices and Policies

See also Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Appendix A – Security Measures
Iowa Code § 279.71(3)(b)
Deletion of a student’s covered information within a reasonable time
Microsoft Online Services Data Protection Addendum -> Data Protection Terms -> Data Retention and Deletion