BOULDER, Colo.—April 7, 2020—ManagedMethods, a leading Google G Suite and Microsoft 365 cybersecurity and student safety platform for K-12 school districts, today announced it has signed the Pledge to safeguard student data privacy. Introduced by The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the K-12 school service providers Pledge is built around a dozen commitments regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information.

“We’re proud that ManagedMethods is now a certified signatory of the Pledge created by the FPF and SIIA to safeguard student privacy,” said Charlie Sander, Chief Executive Officer of ManagedMethods. “With the emergence of so many edtech solutions, student data privacy and security is becoming more of a problem in K-12 education that not enough companies are addressing. We’re excited to join all the signatories, and continue our mission to protect the sensitive information of students and staff stored in G Suite and Microsoft 365.”

K-12 school districts are on the leading edge of adopting cloud technology, such as G Suite and Microsoft 365, but are not leading in cloud security. As a result, students, staff and community outcomes are being put at risk. ManagedMethods monitors district G Suite and Microsoft 365, including cloud-based email applications, 24/7/365 and provides award-winning cloud security that empowers school districts with full visibility and control of the data being stored. In signing the Pledge, ManagedMethods continues to build trust with current and future customers by showcasing the company’s ability to effectively protect the privacy of student information, and communicate how information is used and safeguarded. Furthermore, ManagedMethods is also FERPA, COPPA, and Student Data Privacy certified by iKeepSafe.

Launched in October 2014 with endorsements from President Barack Obama, the National PTA, and the National School Boards Association, the Student Privacy Pledge asks companies that provide services to schools to commit to twelve legally enforceable obligations, including that they will not sell student personal information, and will not collect or use student personal information other than what is needed for the given educational purposes.

For more information on ManagedMethods, the company’s commitment to ensuring student data is kept private and secure, and its award-winning cybersecurity and student safety platform, please visit our data security page.

About The Pledge

The Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) introduced a Student Privacy Pledge to safeguard student privacy regarding the collection, maintenance, and use of student personal information. The commitments are intended to concisely detail existing federal law and regulatory guidance regarding the collection and handling of student data, and to encourage service providers to more clearly articulate these practices.

The Pledge is not intended as a comprehensive privacy policy nor to be inclusive of all requirements to achieve compliance with all applicable federal or state laws. For additional information and guidance on relevant laws for parents, educators, and service providers, visit ferpasherpa.org.

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