IMS TrustEd Apps™ Seal
Data Privacy Certification Requirements and Process
In addition to maintaining standards for interoperability, the IMS Global Learning Consortium community strives through its community-developed app vetting process to ensure that educational technology applications fulfill requirements for privacy and security and assure responsible usage of the information gathered by these applications.
For suppliers, the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal identifies that an application satisfactorily completes the IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process, is certified for Data Privacy, and its ratings on the IMS TrustEd Apps Rubric are fully disclosed and meet a specified level of expectation of data privacy.
For educational institutions, the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal certifies that an institution successfully completes training in the IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process and possesses the necessary skills to vet applications for privacy and security using the IMS TrustEd Apps Rubric. Institutions may seek out suppliers with the IMS TrustEd Apps Seal. They may require that suppliers without the seal obtain it before procuring those resources and include the requirement for the seal in their contracts and requests for proposals (RFPs). IMS staff collaborates with suppliers to complete the IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process to address any potential or identified areas of concern.
IMS also has a Vetted Seal that identifies products that have been vetted according to the TrustEd Apps Rubric and have a vetting report available for IMS Members in the IMS Product Directory.
Online training materials on the IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process are available for all levels of IMS membership.
IMS Contributing Member supplier organizations may be individually trained on the IMS TrustEd Apps vetting process in order to better meet expectations for data privacy. Please email TrustEdApps@imsglobal.org to schedule training.