Edmodo is aware of and welcomes these new regulations. Protecting the privacy of Edmodo’s users has always been critical to Edmodo since our creation, and it remains just as critical to us today. Our practices and policies have long implemented many of the features and aspects that GDPR now requires, and we are constantly taking steps to ensure that Edmodo remains as safe and secure as possible for all of our users.
We are excited to let you know that we are building on our already robust privacy-protective practices and product features to make sure that we meet the important goals and requirements of GDPR. Stay tuned for more updates!
For our users who are located in the EU, we want to make sure that you understand that Edmodo has long been certified as a participant in the EU-US Privacy Shield program and the Swiss-US Privacy Shield programs (the successors to the old EU-US Safe Harbor agreement). Through its certification in these programs, Edmodo is legally permitted to handle personal information from residents of the EU and Switzerland, even though Edmodo is a US-based company. GDPR will not change that, and residents of the EU and Switzerland can continue to use Edmodo.