“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.”
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.”