Privacy Matters: How Hypothesis Safeguards Data

By Cara Jarrett | 6 May, 2024

In today’s digital age, where technology plays an increasingly central role in education, ensuring the security and privacy of student data is of paramount importance. At Hypothesis, we recognize the critical nature of this responsibility. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that Hypothesis is the only social annotation platform to achieve SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, demonstrating our unwavering commitment to upholding the highest standards of security and privacy.

Why Security and Privacy Matter

In education, where sensitive student data is constantly being generated and shared, the need for robust security measures cannot be overstated. Whether it’s annotations on scholarly articles, discussions on course materials, or collaborative projects, students and educators alike rely on digital tools to facilitate learning. However, with this reliance comes the responsibility to ensure that these tools adequately protect the privacy of individuals and the integrity of their data.

Hypothesis: A Secure Solution

SOC 2 Type 2 Compliance

SOC 2 Type 2 compliance is a rigorous certification that validates an organization’s commitment to maintaining strict security protocols and controls. As the only social annotation platform with this certification, Hypothesis sets the standard for security in educational technology. Our compliance ensures that your institution can trust in our security infrastructure.

FERPA Compliance

We understand the importance of adhering to regulations such as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). By strictly adhering to FERPA guidelines, we ensure that students’ educational records remain protected, giving educators and administrators peace of mind.

We Never Collect Student Data – Ever

One of the key differentiators of Hypothesis is our approach to data privacy. Unlike other platforms, we do not collect student data. By seamlessly integrating with your Learning Management System (LMS), Hypothesis provides a secure environment for students and educators to engage with course materials without compromising their privacy.

Seamless Integration for Enhanced Security

The Hypothesis LMS app is designed to seamlessly integrate with your existing LMS, making it easy for educators and students to incorporate social annotation into their learning workflows. By leveraging Hypothesis, you can enhance collaboration and critical thinking skills while maintaining the highest standards of security and privacy.

In an era where data privacy concerns are at the forefront of educational technology discussions, Hypothesis stands apart from other tools because of our focus on security. With SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, FERPA adherence, and a commitment to not collecting student data, we provide educators and institutions with the peace of mind they need to embrace social annotation as a tool for teaching and learning.

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