Roster Server upgrade that empowers schools to take control of the data they share with vendors. Instead of giving vendor partners all the Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of your students and staff, share only essential data and mask all other key fields. DataGuard helps you minimize the security risks associated with data sharing because sensitive PII is always protected.
DataGuard is a new Roster Server upgrade available for ClassLink customers to purchase as part of our advanced IAM suite.
When sharing student and staff PII data with vendors, less is more. DataGuard helps schools protect student PII when sharing class rosters with vendor partners. DataGuard is best suited for rostered applications that require collecting PII data but don’t necessarily need it.
Protecting Personally Identifiable Information is crucial for schools sharing roster data with vendors. DataGuard allows you to mask key PII fields, including first, last, middle, and class names, using dynamic letter scrambles. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing sensitive information is protected.
Sharing sensitive PII data can make your school more vulnerable to cyberattacks, especially if there’s a data breach outside your school environment. DataGuard helps you minimize the risks associated with data sharing and protects your schools against cybercriminals.
DataGuard is for schools who use ClassLink Roster Server. DataGuard helps schools protect student PII when sharing class rosters with vendor partners. DataGuard is best suited for rostered applications that require collecting PII data but don’t necessarily need it.
Starting July 1, 2023, DataGuard will cost $0.25 per user per year. Schools that buy a one-year license to DataGuard before March 31, 2024, will get their second year free.
Please note, DataGuard is a new Roster Server upgrade. Schools will need to use ClassLink Roster Server to access DataGuard.
DataGuard dynamically replaces the fields you select with meaningless letter scrambles. Currently, the following fields can be masked with DataGuard.
We recommend talking to your instructional team and vendor partners before using DataGuard. For example, some applications provide user reports for teachers and administrators. These reports use first and last names to make sense to the report reader. Talking to both instructional team members and your vendor partners will help you make wise choices about when to use DataGuard.
ClassLink is actively engaging the EdTech community to drive awareness and increase the adoption of DataGuard. Explore the list below to view some of the many vendor partners accepting class roster data protected with DataGuard.
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