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Wed Mar 11, 2015, 07:59 PM

Sign the petition: Don't let lawyers use rape survivorsí therapy records. Close consent loopholes.

Petitioning
U.S. Congress
Created By
UltraViolet & Daily Kos

When a University of Oregon (UO) rape survivor sued the school earlier this year for bungling her case, campus officials used the student's confidential therapy records in order to counter her claim. Frighteningly enough, this total invasion of privacy is legal.

Sign the petition from Daily Kos and UltraViolet, telling Congress: Don't let lawyers use rape survivorsí therapy records. Close the consent loophole in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Unbelievably, a loophole in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) gave UO a right to the studentís medical records.

In fact, the records of students seeking counseling at their collegeís counseling centers are not protected for privacy purposes like other medical records are, meaning that an educational institution can use a studentís trauma to re-victimize them.

https://www.dailykos.com/campaigns/1137

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