Clifton, NJ – April 19, 2018 ClassLink, the leader in single sign-on, class rostering, and learning resource analytics, announced that it has earned the iKeepSafe COPPA and California Student Data Privacy Certifications. The company is the first and only single sign-on platform to earn this certification, which is awarded to programs that have 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 the assurance that the product meets iKeepSafe’s standards in the areas of privacy, safety, and security.
ClassLink’s LaunchPad technology enables single sign-on access to web, Windows, and Google applications, and instant access to files at school and in the cloud. ClassLink Roster Server easily and securely delivers class rosters to any publisher using open technology standards. Accessible from any computer, tablet or smartphone, ClassLink is ideal for 1to1 and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) initiatives.
“Survey after survey shows that instructional and technology leaders around the world now rank data privacy and security in their top three concerns. ClassLink has always made data security and privacy a priority. Having the experts at iKeepSafe audit our policies and systems is just one more of the ‘trust but verify’ steps our team takes.” said ClassLink CEO Berj Akian. “I’m told we are the first single sign-on platform and among only a few dozen companies to earn iKeepSafe certifications. I hope we start a trend for everyone’s benefit.”
“By earning the COPPA and California Student Privacy Certifications, ClassLink has demonstrated their commitment to safeguarding student data,” said iKeepSafe President Holly Hawkins. “Schools can feel confident that this product meets iKeepSafe’s quality standard for data privacy protection.”
For over a decade, iKeepSafe has been a trusted resource for schools and parents looking for balanced information about the safe and healthy use of connected technologies.
ClassLink empowers your students and teachers with instant access to their learning resources. ClassLink LaunchPad includes a library of over 6,000 single sign-on apps and instant links to file folders at school and on Google, Office 365, and Dropbox cloud drives. More information on ClassLink’s privacy policies can be viewed here: https://www.classlink.com/privacy.
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/products.