If there is something that we don't want colleges to know, and if these respective students and teachers know about it, they could just send admissions a simple email, ruining one's chances completely. Is there anything under the Privacy Act or any other educational policy where teachers are forbidden to do this. I want the right to privacy, and I won't stand for a teacher that hates me to do such a thing. Can I sue a teacher on these grounds? This hasn't happened yet, but I'm keeping my eyes open at this point. Are teachers protected from being sued? I'm a legal adult now since I turned 18. I'm very concerned however with my situation.