January 5, 2021 — iKeepSafe is pleased to announce that TalkingPoints has earned the iKeepSafe FERPA and California Student Data Privacy Certifications. These certifications signify that TalkingPoints has been proactively and independently assessed by iKeepSafe, an experienced privacy protection organization.
iKeepSafe Privacy Certifications simplify privacy compliance for education technology vendors and make it easy for schools to identify websites, apps, data management platforms, and other technology products that follow various privacy laws governing student data. Products that carry the iKeepSafe badge provide educators and parents with assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.
TalkingPoints is a two-way multilingual family engagement platform that allows teachers and administrators to communicate directly with English and non-English speaking families via text messages or a mobile app. It translates messages both ways in over 100 languages using human and machine translation. TalkingPoints is accessible for all families who own a simple mobile phone and helps them engage with the school community and be involved in their children’s education.
“The safety and security of our users information is a top priority for TalkingPoints and we are proud to have met the rigorous standards of iKeepSafe,” said Claudine Ryan, COO of TalkingPoints. “This new certification should give teachers and families additional peace of mind knowing that their data and communications are protected by the highest standards in the industry,” Ryan added.
“By earning the iKeepSafe FERPA and California Student Privacy Certifications, TalkingPoints has clearly shown their dedication to safeguarding student data,” said iKeepSafe CEO and President Amber Lindsay. “Users can feel confident that TalkingPoints meets iKeepSafe’s high standards of data privacy protection.”
TalkingPoints is an education technology non-profit with a mission to drive student success by using accessible technology to unlock the potential of family engagement in children’s education. Its multilingual technology platform connects and empowers families and teachers by using human and AI-powered, two-way translated communication and personalized content. This unique approach eliminates barriers including language, time, mindsets, and capacity to foster strong family engagement in development of students’ academic success. To date, TalkingPoints has connected more than 3 million teachers and families and enabled 100 million conversations in 100 languages. For more information visit Talkingpts.org.
The Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeepSafe) certifies digital products as compliant with state and federal requirements for handling protected personal information. We help organizations achieve and maintain compliance through product assessments, monthly monitoring, annual training, and assistance with remediation. To view iKeepSafe’s list of assessed products, visit https://ikeepsafe.org/