Statistical Standards Program

Response to Outside Requests for Subject Data

The Licensee agrees to notify the IES Data Security Office (IESData.Security@ed.gov) immediately when it receives any legal, investigatory, or other demand for disclosure of subject data, including any request or requirement to provide subject data to any State agency or State contractor under conditions that are inconsistent with any requirement of this License. Time is of the essence in notifying IES of any such request or requirement. The Licensee must also immediately inform the requestor or enforcer of the request that the subject data are protected under the Federal laws of the United States, as specified in the License. The Licensee authorizes IES to revoke the License and, pending the outcome of the penalty procedures under Section VI of the License, to take possession of or secure the subject data, or take any other action necessary to protect the absolute confidentiality of the subject data.