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iKeepSafe acknowledges Identity Automation with data privacy certifications

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IAM platform developer Identity Automation announced today its vow to protect student data privacy and its official certification as a safe technology for children by iKeepSafe. iKeepSafe, an organization focused on privacy protection, independently evaluates privacy compliance for education technology vendors and certifies the software can be safely used for digital learning.

iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Privacy Certifications acknowledge the technology developed by Identity Automation is secure for children, families and schools to use, and that it is compliant with federal and state laws.

“These certifications allow school districts to feel safe and secure using our software to help them overcome their IAM challenges and enable digital learning,” explained Thomas Loving, Identity Automation’s Cyber Security Manager. “It’s important they know we take those controls and policies seriously.”

“By earning the iKeepSafe COPPA Safe Harbor, FERPA, and California Student Privacy Certifications, Identity Automation has clearly shown their dedication to safeguarding student data,” stated iKeepSafe Vice President Amber Lindsay. “Schools can now feel confident that Identity Automation Ideas meets iKeepSafe’s high standards of data privacy protection.”

Student data privacy and security in education have recently been addressed by US lawmakers who are concerned about data collection practices through digital learning. On August 12, senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ed Markey (D-MA), and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wrote a letter arguing that students and parents are kept in the dark when their data is involved.

Senators believe students, parents and educational institutions are not properly informed about publishers’ data collection, storage and usage methods, which could expose their personal information to unauthorized third-parties for malicious use. They expect a detailed answer from the country’s educational industry by September 3.

The letter was sent to the likes of Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, Kaplan, Wiley Education, Pearson, Turnitin, Cengage, and Barnes and Noble Education, yet a comprehensive data privacy policy with explicit user consent is also expected from top online giants Google and Facebook.

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