The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a United States federal law that regulates the use and disclosure of student education records. The law gives parents and students access to education records, allows corrections to be made in cases of inaccuracy or misleading information, and regulates the disclosure of records between entities. As with health records, protecting student privacy is paramount because of the potential for malicious use of the information – such as discrimination or identity theft. More than three million student records have compromised since 2010 as a result of hack attacks or lost, stolen or missing files.1 Fortunately, these incidents are preventable. Compliance with FERPA can be facilitated by robust encryption and key management systems for electronic education records. Cloudera Navigator Encrypt and Cloudera Navigator Trustee can be applied easily, quickly and economically to assist with FERPA compliance.