In an effort to build on legal protections and affirm our stance on responsibly handling student data, Knovation signed a K-12 school service providers Pledge to safeguard student privacy.
About the Pledge
Knovation joins the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF), Microsoft, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and others in the Student Privacy Pledge, which holds service providers accountable to:
• Not sell student information
• Not behaviorally target advertising
• Use data for authorized education purposes only
• Not change privacy policies without notice and choice
• Enforce strict limits on data retention
• Support parental access to, and correction of errors in, their children’s information
• Provide comprehensive security standards
• Be transparent about collection and use of data
Why We Made the Pledge
We need to help school systems take greater ownership over the management and stewardship of student data. This requires companies like Knovation to pledge active support for policies and practices that define meaningful access and use of student data.
Other industries such as healthcare and banking have formally organized around the protection of personal data, but infrastructure in public schools has traditionally lacked data storage and handling sophistication. Companies working with our public school systems need to increase the clarity of data collection practices, support districts’ abilities to actively manage and control data access and pledge to use the information for increased learning outcomes, not consumer-based marketing.
As an education technology company that has access to student data, Knovation signed the Pledge to demonstrate our dedication to responsible data handling. The Pledge reinforces the need for safe data practices and we hope other companies will join us in our commitment to safeguarding student information.
Read the Pledge
Read more about the initiative and see a complete list of other companies that signed the Pledge here.