Today the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) announced a pledge for K-12 education technology companies to safeguard student privacy. By signing, edtech companies commit to abide by specific standards to protect student data.
At Knewton, we uniquely understand the benefits — and the limits — of data. We’ve joined other edtech companies in signing the pledge, which is consistent with our own guiding principles for protecting student data.
Knewton believes that edtech companies are merely custodians of student data. We are committed to ensuring that data are used only to help students learn more effectively. Students (or legal guardians in the case of minors) should have clear control over their own data. Student data should never be shared, sold, or advertised against without the deliberate express permission of the student.