The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that governs how educational institutions can disclose student data. Under FERPA, parents have the right to control access to their children’s personally identifiable information (PII) within educational records. When a student turns 18 years old, or enters a postsecondary institution at any age, the rights under FERPA transfer from the parents to the student. Student privacy is not to be taken lightly as noncompliance can result in losing federal funding.
Virtru makes FERPA compliance and student privacy easy by putting you in full control of sensitive data shared across cloud environments, applications, and devices, while enabling seamless access that improves staff collaboration and parents’ engagement. Integrated with tools you already use like Gmail, Google Drive, and Microsoft Outlook, Virtru ensures student data and PII stay protected.
FERPA Compliance: End-to-end encryption prevents unauthorized access to email and files containing sensitive student data to meet FERPA compliance requirements.
True Privacy: Preserve privacy and reinforce student and parent trust with persistent control and visibility, wherever student data is shared.
Seamless Collaboration: Give teachers, faculty, administrators, parents, and students seamless, secure access to sensitive student data and PII to help foster better communication and collaboration.
“With Virtru, we found a solution that met our security and compliance requirements, was easy enough to ensure widespread adoption, and gave us the audit and control features we wanted.” - Mark Dietrich, Director of Information Technology and Security, Brown University