YuJa, Inc. Obtains Data Privacy Certification Through IMS Global

“YuJa, Inc. connects millions of  students to learning applications daily. Data privacy is a top concern and something we’re committed to now and in the future,” said Nathan Arora, Chief Business Officer at YuJa, Inc. “This certification solidifies our commitment to data privacy and security to protect institutions and their users.” 

IMS Global TrustEd Apps Certification Seal

The certification was awarded after a rigorous application and certification process that was vetted by IMS staff. To earn the certification, organizations must also complete training on the IMS TrustED Apps vetting process, followed by a self assessment, and organizational leaders must commit to resolving any issues that arise in the vetting process or in the evaluation rubric as it evolves in the future. 

“In addition to maintaining standards for interoperability, the IMS Global Learning Consortium community strives through its rigorous community-developed app vetting process to ensure that educational technology applications fulfill requirements for privacy and security and assure responsible usage of the information gathered by these applications,” IMS Global says.

What is the TrustEd Apps & Data Privacy Certification?

Most educational applications are created and managed by vendors who do their best to protect the identity of the individuals accessing the system and the data that they generate. However, a comprehensive review of student privacy, data security, and other safety issues is the responsibility of the school or district to ensure that appropriate safeguards of student data are in place, the IMS website states. 

Vetting educational applications can provide additional assurance that the information gathered by these educational applications is being used responsibly. The TrustEd Apps program is the process that IMS has developed to vet applications and certify them for data privacy. As part of its ongoing effort to provide privacy and security in its product lineup, YuJa, Inc. has obtained the IMS TrustEd Apps™ Seal for Data Privacy Certification.

What Does This Seal Mean?

For suppliers, the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal certifies that an application satisfactorily completes the rigorous and trusted IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process, and its ratings on the IMS TrustEd Apps Rubric are fully disclosed and meet a specified level of expectation of data privacy.

What is IMS? 

IMS enables a plug-and play-architecture and ecosystem that provides a foundation on which innovative products can be rapidly deployed and work together seamlessly. 

“IMS member suppliers are the market leaders in innovation,” IMS Global says. “IMS member institutions are getting to the future of digital learning faster. IMS certification is a bond of trust and commitment to creating innovative products that work together for the benefit of instructors, students, and institutions.”

How Higher Education Can Leverage Data Lakes to Manage the Onslaught of Video and Digital Media Content

The good news for administrators is that data is and can stay a college or university’s friend, helping record and distribute lectures, capture information, streamline processes and create more efficient systems for managing information. The key, of course, is ensuring your organization has proper storage, management and security/compliance protocols. 

Here are some top tips to working with large amounts of data, particularly video data:

Ensure Your Platforms Are Scalable

Ensuring your platforms are scalable and that your organization is using the right platform for each data type is important. Basic file management systems, like Learning Management Software (LMS) platforms, are inadequate for storing video content. That’s because video files are large, which means not only do they take up a lot of space on your device, they also require a lot of bandwidth to send, download or stream. To handle video content, make sure you have a system designed for video content management. 

Make Sure You’re Using the Right Platform for Each Data Type

Similarly, Zoom isn’t an ideal storage space for video data. The YuJa Video Content Management System (Video CMS) enables organizations to store, manage, and stream media content both inside-and-outside their enterprise with a scalable platform designed for your organization.

If your organization is saving files strictly for compliance reasons, it’s best to turn to an e-discovery and storage compliance solution like YuJa Himalayas, where institutions can store data lakes in a searchable, compliant and cost-effective manner.  

What Are Data Lakes and How to Manage Them

Data lakes are central repositories for internal, external, structured and unstructured data accumulated from a variety of sources. Organizations can store data in its original form, thereby allowing the flexibility to analyze and build optimized data architectures. This makes it not only possible, but simple for IT professionals, administrators and others to efficiently and quickly extract insights from enterprise data.


According to recent Aberdeen research study, the average company is seeing the volume of their data grow at a rate that exceeds 50% per year. The same study noted that organizations who implemented a Data Lake outperforming similar companies by 9% in organic revenue growth.


Tools that help organizations identify regulatory and corporate compliance risks in video, audio, and documents are optimal for managing large volumes of data. These tools can provide searchable transcriptions of spoken words, and optical character recognition (OCR) of screen content.

How a Security and Compliance Solution Can Help

As organizations scale video and audio collaboration, the challenge of compliance makes it difficult to increase usage within regulated sectors. YuJa Himalayas provide a unified Platform to review and search video conference recordings, analyze and search visual content, and provide compliant archiving of video content. 

Your institution’s video can be integrated into existing compliance programs, whether it’s data archiving, storage tiering, visual search, policy management or automated ingestion. Himalayas automatically provides tools to identify regulatory and corporate compliance risks in video, audio, and documents by providing the searchable transcriptions of spoken words and optical character recognition (OCR) of screen content. Additionally, YuJa Inc. is a SOC 2-compliant firm achieving the highest standard for corporate and information technology (IT) governance.

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