In this era of digital advancement, the protection and secure handling of data has become critical. At PSI, we recognize the immense trust our clients and test takers place in us when they share their sensitive information and personal data. It’s a responsibility we take very seriously. In this piece, we’ll delve into our unwavering commitment to data security and the compliance regulations that guide our practices on how we keep data safe.
A Foundation of Trust
Trust is at the heart of our relationships with our clients and test takers. They trust us with their data, and we aim to honor that trust by ensuring the highest standards of data security. We understand that the stakes are high in the testing industry, where the integrity and confidentiality of data can directly impact an individual’s future and an organization’s credibility.
To uphold this trust, we adhere to a rigorous framework of compliance regulations. These regulations serve as our North Star, guiding our actions and decisions concerning data security. At PSI, we are proud to meet and exceed the industry’s most demanding compliance standards.
- FERPA – Protecting Educational Data
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is one of the cornerstones of our data security practices. It safeguards the privacy of student education records and ensures that educational institutions protect this information. We work closely with educational organizations to ensure that their data is handled with the utmost care and in full compliance with FERPA.
- GDPR – Safeguarding European Data
For our clients and test takers in Europe, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a critical consideration. We are fully committed to GDPR compliance, which means that the personal data of European individuals is handled in accordance with the strictest privacy requirements.
- HIPAA – Securing Health Information
In the realm of healthcare testing, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) plays a pivotal role. PSI is dedicated to upholding HIPAA standards when dealing with health-related data, ensuring that this sensitive information remains confidential and secure.
- ISO 27001 – A Global Standard
ISO 27001 certification signifies our commitment to a globally recognized standard for information security management systems. It validates our comprehensive approach to data security, encompassing risk management, data encryption, and continuous monitoring.
- SOC 2 – Service Organization Control
The Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type II certification demonstrates that an independent accounting and auditing firm has reviewed and examined our security control objectives and activities, and tested those controls to ensure that they are operating effectively.
- PCI DSS – Payment Card Industry Standards
For our clients and test takers who submit credit card payments, PCI DSS is a critical security consideration. We are fully committed to PCI DSS compliance, which means that we follow and comply with the security standards required when accepting credit card payments and transmitting, processing and storing the related data.
Data Encryption and Secure Protocols
Our dedication to data security goes beyond compliance. We employ state-of-the-art encryption techniques and employ secure protocols to safeguard data at every touchpoint. Whether it’s during data transmission or storage, you can trust that your information is protected by cutting-edge security measures.
Ongoing Training and Awareness
At PSI, data security is not just a checkbox on a compliance list; it’s a culture. We invest in continuous training and awareness programs to ensure that every member of our team understands the critical importance of data security. This commitment extends throughout our global network of test centers and remote proctoring services.
Your Data, Our Priority
In conclusion, safeguarding your data is not just a requirement for us; it’s our unwavering commitment. We understand that data breaches can have far-reaching consequences, and we spare no effort to ensure that your data remains secure.
When you choose PSI, you’re choosing a partner who takes data security as seriously as you do. Rest assured, your data is in capable hands, guided by a framework of compliance and a dedication to maintaining the highest industry standards.
For more information on our compliance regulations and data security practices, please visit our compliance page.
Contact Us for any questions or concerns regarding data security or compliance.