The problem no one talks about – the risk of traditional rostering services duplicating PII data to a thousand or more EdTech vendors is not the only risk schools are facing. The biggest risk is that PII data is proliferating at an exponential rate, and it has become more and more difficult for schools to know who has access to the data, where it is stored, and how it is protected. Between traditional rostering, shadow IT, and school devices being used outside the school network, the risk is growing at an alarming rate.
How Can My School District Gain Control of PII Data?
Duplicating student data for each EdTech vendor with which the school partners has become the standard operating procedure for traditional rostering services. This approach allows for increased ransomware attacks, extended downtime where districts cannot even access their own data, and lawsuits. School Passport minimizes the surface area to attack using cutting-edge technology to solve the problem that traditional rostering vendors have created. We don’t prevent schools from using EdTech vendors; we simply provide both a better way to share data with these vendors and a way to visualize how the data is being used along with tools that allow schools to take action to shut down unauthorized use of PII data. And, we provide a comprehensive dashboard that allows school IT leaders to visualize quickly which EdTech is putting their school at risk and actionable ways to correct the problem and lock down PII data. Ultimately, School Passport helps schools keep private PII data private.
GG4L has already implemented School Passport’s data exchange in over 30,000 schools nationwide and has integrated with hundreds of EdTech vendors. We have a proven project management methodology to ensure that launching School Passport in your district will be easy for you and your vendors. School Passport is different than traditional rostering services because it:
- anonymizes PII to eliminate the need to spread PII to every vendor.
- is not only equipped with monitoring dashboards to identify PII risks, but also has actionable tools to eliminate the risks.
- eliminates the need to share school PII data, which minimizes manual vetting processes.
- facilitates complex use cases like communication workflows, without the need to share PII like emails or phone numbers, which makes it easy for vendors to implement.
School Passport is a data exchange platform that exchanges any data with any EdTech application, is easy to implement for schools and vendors, and eliminates the need to share school PII. Learn more today.