DIRECTIONS Kick-off - Data Protection Certification for Educational Information Systems

(31 January 2022) The kick-off was conducted virtually on 26 January 2022. Further information regarding the DIRECTIONS project (Data Protection Certification for Educational Information Systems) can soon be obtained on

Project DIRECTIONS conceptualises, develops, and validates a sustainable data protection certification for educational information systems. Predominantly with a focus on students' virtual learning environments, content platforms and apps while taking the underlying learning infrastructures into account.

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research has funded the project with more than 6 MEUR.

Further Information:

The following institutions and organisations are involved in the DIRECTIONS project.

Consortium Partners:
    • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (consortium leader)
    • University of Kassel
    • datenschutz cert GmbH

Associated Partners:

The project is supported by more than 30 associated partners.

In addition, the project is endorsed by the German Accreditation Body, the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) and further data protection authorities.