Education Data Privacy

Virtru enables secure, compliant communications between teachers, parents, and students to support distance learning initiatives.

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Update Education Workflows to Ensure Student Data Privacy Is Met

Advances in technology have begun to transform education, allowing educators to implement distance learning initiatives that extend the reach of their curriculum beyond the physical classroom. Digital tools allow teachers to tailor learning to students’ personal needs, improve parent communications, and boost internal productivity and efficiency.

While these trends bring significant opportunities for student learning and development, they also carry significant risks. Cloud environments that support eLearning initiatives and digital communications leave sensitive data at risk of exposure, raising concerns regarding privacy and compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) a primary concern.

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With persistent data protection and granular access controls, Virtru empowers schools and other educational organizations to unlock the power of data, and maintain control, wherever it is shared. Using Virtru, you can:

  • Enable remote teachers and school administrators to serve parents and students with easy-to-use data protection that ensures compliance with FERPA, HIPAA, and more.
  • Use protected email and encrypted files to communicate with parents & students and coordinate between school departments, when sharing sensitive student data—such as records and IEPs—via fax and other offline methods isn’t possible or practical.
  • Expedite eLearning initiatives with easy-to-use protections, seamless recipient access, and a quick installation process that gets users up and running in minutes.

Unlock FERPA and HIPAA Compliant Digital Workflows

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Privacy and Compliance

End-to-end encryption prevents unauthorized access to email and files containing sensitive student data to meet FERPA & HIPAA compliance requirements and maintain student privacy.

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Secure Sharing

As sensitive student data is shared across cloud environments, Virtru keeps it secure with persistent protection and lets you govern access throughout the student data lifecycle.

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Ease of Use

Virtru’s seamless user experience ensures broad adoption. End-to-end encryption and access controls are embedded where teachers, administrators, parents, and other users already work.

Keep Sensitive Student Data Protected and Under Your Control, Wherever It’s Shared

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Ensure Compliance and Student Privacy

Virtru’s end-to-end encryption streamlines HIPAA and FERPA compliance with the ability to encrypt emails and files shared with teachers, faculty, administrators, parents, and other third parties to keep data private and prevent leaks.

Host your own encryption keys to keep data private and prevent unauthorized access, including by your cloud provider.

Power Collaboration with Seamless and Secure Sharing

Give faculty and administrators easy-to-use data protection, embedded in existing applications.

Avoid complexities of S/MIME with transparent key exchanges that enable easy, secure data sharing with authorized parties and reduced overhead for IT administrators.

Enable seamless access for parents and other authorized recipients, without requiring new accounts, passwords, or software, for sharing workflows that support digital learning initiatives.

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Maintain Control and Persistent Visibility

Enable secure sharing across departments and with other educational institutions with attribute-based access controls (ABAC).

Control student PII and PHI wherever it’s shared with instant access revocation, expiration, disable forwarding, and document watermarking capabilities.

View who has accessed protected data, when, where, and for how long, to streamline HIPAA and FERPA Audits. Integrate with your SIEM for advanced threat analysis.

Request and Receive Files from Anyone through Your Own Personal Link

Understand and plan for educational needs and connect with your community. Virtru Secure Share equips you to collect the data you need, including:

  • Requesting student transcripts from other institutions
  • Receiving PII, personal educational needs, or financial information from new students
  • Allowing teachers to collect homework from students or requesting assignments from fellow teachers
  • Gathering parent and community input
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