Student Data Privacy

Welcome to the California Student Privacy Alliance Resource Page
brought to you by CITE

Also, the use of applications in the classroom is widespread and teachers need a way to determine whether an app is safe to use. The district needs to inventory and help maintain the applications used throughout the organization.
CITE developed the California Student Privacy Alliance (CSPA) , a partnership with the Access 4 Learning Community's Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC). CITE has joined this consortium on behalf all schools in the state of California.
The free membership to CSPA provides:
A statewide agreement that districts can use to ensure that the vendor is aware of and complies with California's student data privacy laws.
A searchable database of applications and vendors who have signed the statewide agreement with at least one school or district.
This database creates transparency for teachers, parents, and others to determine if an application is compliant. It also creates an inventory of apps being used and a way for teachers to request that a new application be vetted by their organization.

Download CA-NDPA
  CSPA Home Page
  Search Database
  Contact Us

Sign Up for CSPA Trainings
  OnDemand Training
  Report a Problem
  Vendor Support



Welcome to the new and updated CA Student Privacy Alliance Resource Page brought to you by CITE!

Please notice the new resource buttons as well as the newly adopted

CA-National Data Privacy Agreement!

This new DPA was drafted after completing a 2 year discussion/review process, with the assistance and feedback of LEAs, vendors, advocates and legal teams all coming together to discuss the laws and pain points we are all facing when negotiating these DPAs. Helping LEAs and vendors simplify the contracting process.

CSPA Library

Item Name Posted By Date Posted
CA_NDPA PDF (1.016 MB) Administration 1/5/2023
Student Privacy Roadmap PNG (337.47 KB) Administration 1/21/2021
Resource Vetting Process PDF (1.67 MB) Administration 8/24/2020
Student Privacy Literacy PPTX (12.46 MB) Administration 12/2/2019
CSPA Presentation March 2019.pptx PPTX (17.85 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
Join the CSPA.mp4 MP4 (14.6 MB) Administration 7/13/2020
Sample Template - Parental Consent Form DOCX (18.19 KB) Administration 3/19/2020
Steps To Compliance.pdf PDF (50.27 KB) Administration 4/15/2019
Agreement Types.mp4 MP4 (23.7 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
Blank App Matrix.xlsx XLSX (70.09 KB) Administration 4/15/2019
CSPA Intro (for Techs).mp4 MP4 (16.1 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
CSPA Intro (for Teachers).mp4 MP4 (23.9 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
Sample Responses DOCX (155.48 KB) Administration 12/2/2019
App Vetting Process.mp4 MP4 (24.1 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
App Request Diagram.pptx PPTX (297.8 KB) Administration 4/15/2019
What is the SDPC.mp4 MP4 (29.5 MB) Administration 4/15/2019
Apple Compliance and Agreement PDF (891.02 KB) (This is the F3 opinion letter and a copy of Apple's agreement.) Administration 4/1/2019
Onboarding Guide PDF (1.94 MB) Administration 10/14/2018
How To Videos Link  (See these short videos to help you with the registry site) Administration 10/13/2018
Pause Before You Post Video Link  (Show this video to your teachers to help them understand social media)*broken link Administration 10/13/2018
Ask Before You App Video Link  (Show this to your teachers to help them understand the 5 key points to consider before downloading an app) Administration 10/13/2018
CSDPA Agreement PDF (456.94 KB) Administration 1/10/2020
CSDPA V2 Visual Comparison (1).pdf PDF (522.42 KB) Administration 9/23/2018
CSDPA Public Presentation April 2017.pptx PPTX (4.72 MB) Administration 9/23/2018
Instructions for Online Recommendation Form.pdf PDF (555.65 KB) Administration 9/23/2018
Welcome to CSPA v 5.15.18.pdf PDF (1.91 MB) Administration 9/23/2018
CSPA Training Slides.pptx PPTX (4.19 MB) Administration 7/25/2018
CETPA CSPA FAQ v3.pdf PDF (483.48 KB) Administration 7/25/2018