Schools Can Improve Student Data Privacy

Schools Can Improve Student Data Privacy

Student data privacy is one of the top concerns of school administrators. Achieving better protection with School Passport can improve efficiency, support your educators more effectively, and make compliance a snap.

Choosing the Right EdTech Vendors

One of the ways schools can ensure that they are protecting personal identifiable data (PII) is by carefully vetting edtech vendors. While this can be a labor-intensive project if done vendor by vendor, it can also be as simple as a click and launch solution when working with a system like School Passport. School Passport lets school districts select edtech solutions from a pre-vetted library, providing not only access to the edtech but to the technology (single sign-on, automated rostering, built-in cybersecurity) that makes it safer. By integrating your SIS and/or LMS with School Passport one time, you gain access to one-click rostering with thousands of EdTech applications.

See more from GG4L: How to Select EdTech Solutions for Your School

Schools Need Cybersecurity, Too

Throughout October, during Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we hear about how businesses and their employees need to improve cybersecurity and better protect their data. But, schools manage the personally identifiable data of thousands of students and parents. They are equally as likely to be targeted by ransomware and phishing attacks. Schools need robust cybersecurity measures in place to protect their students and their employees from data theft.

Learn more: 5 Ways to Protect Student Data Privacy When Shopping for EdTech

Student Data Privacy Is a Compliance Requirement

State and federal legislation places the onus on schools to protect student data privacy. One way to do that is to anonymize the data. School Passport’s PII Shield anonymizes personal identifiable information before it reaches your platform while still allowing for personalization, authentication and communication with end-users. It improves the schools ability to meet compliance requirements without losing functionality.

More than three-quarters of all educators are incorporating more technology into their classroom instruction. At the same time, more than 2.5 million students have been impacted by data security breaches in the past five years. Students need the career readiness opportunities they get from being exposed to more tech in the classroom, but schools will also need to make sure that the tech being introduced doesn’t increase the risk to student data loss.


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