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StudentTracker® for High Schools Earns iKeepSafe FERPA Badge

by | Jul 22, 2015 | Clearinghouse News, Research Services, StudentTracker, StudentTracker for High Schools |

National Student Clearinghouse Becomes First Organization to Receive Badge for Student Data Privacy

ikeepsafe.org, a leading digital safety and privacy nonprofit, has awarded its first privacy protection badge to the Clearinghouse’s StudentTracker® for High Schools. Its selection as the first recipient of the new badge reflects the ongoing efforts of the Clearinghouse, which performs more than one billion secure electronic student data transactions each year, to protect student data privacy.

Earlier this year, iKeepSafe launched the first independent assessment program for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) to help educators and parents identify edtech services and tools that protect student data privacy.

iKeepSafe Privacy FERPA badge

Awarded to StudentTracker for High Schools.

“As the first company to earn the iKeepSafe FERPA badge, the National Student Clearinghouse has demonstrated its dedication to K12 students and their families, and to the privacy and security of their data,” said iKeepSafe CEO Marsali Hancock.

The Clearinghouse became the first organization to receive the iKeepSafe FERPA badge by completing a rigorous assessment of its StudentTracker for High Schools product, privacy policy and practices. Products participating in the iKeepSafe FERPA assessment must undergo annual re-evaluation to continue displaying the iKeepSafe FERPA badge. For the evaluation, an independent privacy expert reviewed the StudentTracker for High Schools product, its privacy policy and practices, as well as its data security practices.

“As the first company to earn the iKeepSafe FERPA badge, the National Student Clearinghouse has demonstrated its dedication to K12 students and their families, and to the privacy and security of their data.”

Marsali Hancock
CEO, iKeepSafe

“The National Student Clearinghouse is as committed to K12 learners as we are to those pursuing postsecondary education, and that also means we’re committed to protecting their data and educational records” said Rick Torres, Clearinghouse President and CEO. “So many aspects of education are moving into the digital realm, and we’re focused on providing students with the privacy and protection they deserve in a rapidly changing digital environment.”