Verificient Technologies signs the Student Privacy Pledge

November 9, 2015 - 

Verificient Technologies has signed the Student Privacy Pledge developed by The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).

The Student Privacy Pledge is designed to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance and use of student personal information and is endorsed by President Barack Obama.

Verificient joins several other education technology providers in signing the Student Privacy Pledge, including Amplify, Apple, Blackboard, Canvas, Google, Kahn Academy, Microsoft, Parchment, Schoology, and Turnitin.

The Student Privacy Pledge states a number of regulations to ensure that service providers are held accountable to schools, including not selling student information; not engaging in behaviorally target advertising; using data for authorized education purposes only; not changing privacy policies without notice and choice; enforcing strict limits on data retention; supporting parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information; providing comprehensive security standards; and remaining transparent about collection and use of data.

To date, Verificient Technologies has administered over 250,000 assessments in over 45 countries and works with more than 50 institutions globally.

Verificient’s Proctortrack is a fully integrated application that provides automated remote proctoring for distance learners taking tests online, fulfilling the Department of Education’s requirement for identity authentication.

“We’re all about ensuring the integrity of the online credential,” said Tim Dutta, CEO and co-founder of Verificient Technologies. “Part of that integrity is about creating the gold standard to provide a safe, simple and secure method for test takers to take an assessment anytime, anywhere in the privacy of their own space – while protecting their data. To uphold these standards, we felt the importance and commitment to participate in the FPF’s Student Privacy Pledge was aligned to our mission.”

Previously reported, Verificient Technologies, Inc. was granted its first patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a continuous online identity verification solution.

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