March 10, 2016–iKeepSafe™, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, announced that it will be awarding a FERPA privacy badge to EdProtect, a product of Education Framework Inc. Education Framework is a technology company that creates digital tools that facilitate safe and private student data management. EdProtect will be the third product to receive this symbol of distinction in student data privacy.
iKeepSafe’s FERPA badge is the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. The program seeks to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.
EdProtect is a product that helps schools and educators easily manage student data privacy, including obtaining and logging parental consent. The product is designed to assist with data governance, outlining processes step-by-step. “Education Framework’s primary mission is to help school districts protect the privacy of their student data, so it’s very important that our solutions, themselves, are trusted by education leaders,” said Jim Onstad, President and Co-Founder, Education Framework. “Obtaining iKeepSafe’s FERPA Badge assures our school and district partners that we are making every effort to align our services with federal education laws, keeping student data safe.”
“We congratulate Education Framework on demonstrating their commitment to privacy by obtaining the iKeepSafe FERPA badge,” said Marsali Hancock, President and CEO of iKeepSafe. “Schools rely on independent, third party reviews of technology companies in order to determine the quality of their privacy and safety practices. They can now feel confident that EdProtect meets iKeepSafe’s high standards.”
iKeepSafe is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help youth thrive in the digital environment, by promoting safe and healthy use of technology. They track trends and conduct research to identify youth needs, as well as solicit expert opinions to develop resources and tools that assist parents, educators, and youth.
EdProtect is an all-in-one student data privacy and parental consent software solution that helps schools and districts proactively safeguard student data and streamline parent approval. EdProtect takes the guesswork out of managing student privacy by engaging parents and empowering teachers in the privacy conversation, and providing a method for school and district administrators to govern the student data privacy process from start to finish.