Clever Earns IMS TrustEd Apps Seal for Student Data Privacy
Clever announced that it has been granted the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal from IMS Global Learning Consortium. The seal certifies that Clever has successfully completed the rigorous IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process and meets expectations to protect student data privacy.
As a digital platform that connects 20 million students to learning applications, Clever is dedicated to earning the trust of its school districts every day. Clever’s platform is built to protect Student Data privacy so schools can help students learn in the classroom without worry. The IMS TrustEd Apps Seal certifies that Clever fulfills the requirements set forth in the TrustEd Apps vetting process and rubric in regards to its use of student data, specifically: data collection, security policies, third-party data sharing, and advertising.
“Student data privacy is the first thing we think about,” said David Liu, Clever’s general counsel. “We’ve always designed our products to be secure, so going through the vetting process with IMS Global and earning the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal not only validates our commitment to data privacy, but it also gives districts and educators one less thing to worry about.”
The IMS TrustEd Apps Seal saves districts time and money by providing a quick and easy way to understand the data privacy features of edtech apps and digital resources. The IMS TrustEd Apps program uses IMS member-established criteria to evaluate edtech applications’ policies for using and sharing student data and personally identifiable information. Applications that earn the seal should also demonstrate compliance with applicable privacy laws such as the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
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“Through the TrustEd Apps program, the IMS community of over 580 leading educational institutions and technology suppliers is establishing a new foundation for clarity on data usage and privacy,” said Dr. Rob Abel, chief executive officer, IMS Global Learning Consortium. “IMS certification for the Data Privacy open standard and the TrustEd Apps Seal recognize that an organization is meeting expectations for student data privacy. We encourage all educators and institutional leaders to look for products like Clever that have earned the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal.”