FERPA is a United States federal law that protects the privacy of students in certain educational records maintained by an educational agency, an academic institution, or a party acting for an educational agency or academic institution. The law applies to all academic institutions that receive funds from a Department of Education program. Rights under FERPA transfer from the parents of a student to the student when the student turns 18 years of age or enrolls in school beyond the high school level.
There currently is not a certification program approved by the federal government that assesses third party-compliance with FERPA. Academic institutions must perform their own assessments to determine whether a third-party product or service affects their compliance.
Maintaining the security and privacy of our customers’ data is our utmost concern at Workona. Among other things, Workona performs a third-party penetration test and is in the process of becoming is SOC 2 certified. For more information on Workona’s security and privacy practices, please refer to workona.com/security and workona.com/privacy.
If you are an education sector customer and would like to learn more about how Workona can assist you, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or your Workona Account Executive.