Learnosity Joins Pledge To Advance Student Data Privacy Protection
Expanding trust in educational technology by pledging to safeguard student personal information.
Dec 9th (New York, NY) Learnosity, a transformative education technology company, supplying Software as a Service (SaaS) assessment to many of the world’s leading school service providers today announced that it has joined the Student Privacy Pledge created by the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).
“We take security and student data protection extremely seriously at Learnosity and use advanced security features such as encrypted volumes and rotating authentication keys to help keep student data secure.” says Learnosity CTO Mark Lynch. “We are 100% committed to any endeavours that safeguard student privacy and are delighted to publicly affirm our commitment to responsible data practices by signing the Student Privacy Pledge”
The Pledge details ongoing industry practices that meet and go beyond all federal requirements and to encourage service providers to more clearly articulate these practices to further ensure confidence in how they handle student data.
By signing the Pledge, Learnosity joins major ed tech companies including: Amplify, Atomic Learning, Clever, Code.org, DreamBox Learning, Edmodo, Follett, Gaggle, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Knewton, Knovation, Lifetouch, Microsoft, Renaissance Learning, Think Through Math and Triumph Learning and publicly confirms that the company will:
- Not sell student information
- Not behaviorally target advertising
- Use data for authorized education purposes only
- Not change privacy policies without notice and choice
- Enforce strict limits on data retention
- Support parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information
- Provide comprehensive security standards
- Be transparent about collection and use of data
The Pledge and more information about how to support it are available at http://studentprivacypledge.org/.
Learnosity is a rapidly expanding educational technology company. The company offers a set of tools and services that allow clients to incorporate powerful interactive assessment into their digital products quickly and easily. Run by a talented group of people who are passionate about transforming learning and assessment, Learnosity is committed to designing market-leading software to allow developers to create exceptional assessment products, make teachers’ lives easier, and above all, instill a love of learning in students. The Company is seeing an annual doubling of revenues, and works with some of the leading names in the Education industry. The Learnosity Toolkit was recently named the Best K-12 Enterprise Solution by the SIIA, and National Champion for Innovation in the European Business Awards. Learnosity has offices in NYC, Dublin and Sydney. For more information contact Learnosity on +353 (0) 1 4498789, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.learnosity.com.
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