Securly Becomes First Web Filter to be Certified by iKeepSafe

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The iKeepSafe program seeks to help educators and parents identify EdTech tools and services that protect student data privacy.

iKeepSafe's California Privacy Badge

The iKeepsafe certification is and will continue to be a key indicator in whether or not my district purchases an application

Securly, Inc. – the world's leading cloud-based provider of Internet security for K-12 schools – today announced their partnership with iKeepSafe - an organization at the forefront of online student privacy initiatives.

iKeepSafe has awarded Securly the California Privacy Badge. Securly is the first web filtering company to receive this distinction.

iKeepSafe's California Privacy Badge is the first independent assessment program specifically tailored to emerging student data privacy legislation, including the Student Online Personal Information Protection Act (SOPIPA) among others. In order to achieve this badge, companies must meet all requirements outlined in primary federal and California laws. This program seeks to help educators and parents in the state of California identify edtech tools and services that protect student data privacy.

Much controversy surrounds cloud-based services and data privacy; however, this certification confirms Securly’s promise to protect student data. "We congratulate Securly on successfully completing a careful privacy review by iKeepSafe," said Marsali Hancock, president and CEO of iKeepSafe. "In the past few years, a large amount of legislation has emerged protecting and governing student data. By receiving the iKeepSafe privacy badge, Securly has taken an essential step in helping educators navigate this new terrain and keep student information safe."

From customer and prospect feedback, Securly recognized that schools deeply care about this issue and worked to fulfill their needs. Carl Behmer, Director of IT at Placer Union HSD, remarked, “The fact that Securly understood the importance of this certification to school districts across the nation showed how much they value the relationship with schools. The iKeepsafe certification is and will continue to be a key indicator in whether or not my district purchases an application. Thank you Securly for being the first web-filter to get this done and show your investment in education.”

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