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New ICO Guidance on Big Data and Data Protection

This guidance aims to ensure that the potential privacy issues surrounding big data are recognised and handled in accordance with data protection laws.

(Posted on 30/07/14)
Change in Consumer Laws for Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities who sell goods and services via their websites must provide increased information to consumers.

(Posted on 22/07/14)
Private Copying At What Cost?

Without providing a fair compensation scheme for rights holders, the private copying exception may not be permitted, according to a UK parliamentary committee.

(Posted on 08/07/14)
Jisc Legal Sponsors Jisc RSC Northern Mobile Technologies Award

Jisc Legal was delighted to sponsor the Mobile Technologies Award at Jisc RSC Northern e-Learning Awards.

(Posted on 27/06/14)
Compulsory Disclosure of Minor Spent Convictions Breaches Human Rights, Rules Supreme Court

The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

(Posted on 26/06/14)
ERA New Single Licence Tariff for FE

  The ERA has announced the tariffs to apply to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014 for Further Education and Sixth Form students.

(Posted on 25/06/14)
ECJ Rules on State Aid and Software Licensing

The European Court of Justice has rejected claims raised by a Dutch software provider, Sarc, that the European Commission had mishandled its complaint about a software licensing deal between a rival company.  

(Posted on 20/06/14)
ERA Publishes New Single Licence Tariff
Tariff applies to new single ERA Licences issued from 1 August 2014.   (Posted on 09/06/14)
European Opinion Suggests University Can Digitise via 'Dedicated Terminals'

A preliminary opinion from the ECJ's Advocate General suggests digitising and making books available via dedicated terminals may be permitted under Article 5 of the Copyright Directive, but user copying is a step too far.

(Posted on 06/06/14)
Government Publishes Response to Orphan Works Consultation

Government publishes its response to the consultation on implementing a domestic orphan works licensing scheme and the EU Directive on certain permitted uses of orphan works.

(Posted on 05/06/14)
Distinguishing Data Processors from Data Controllers - New ICO Guide
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a guide on the difference between data controllers and data processors which includes practical examples to help distinguish whether an organisation is a data controller or a data processor. (Posted on 04/06/14)
FOI Guidance on Charging Fees

ICO publishes guidance on the fees that may be charged when the cost of complying with an FOI request exceeds the appropriate limit.

(Posted on 30/05/14)
Copyright Changes 'Need-to-Know' Webinar Today
Our webinar starts at 10am today. Live chat will follow. (Posted on 29/05/14)
Students Hit by Data Breach

The ICO has found that student personal information including sensitive medical information was disclosed to a third party.

(Posted on 28/05/14)
Scottish Council on Archives Retention Schedules Survey

The Scottish Council on Archives would like to hear views from colleges and universities who have used or attempted to use their records retention schedules.

(Posted on 27/05/14)
Forget Me Google

EU Court of Justice rules that Google must remove links from a person’s name where information is inadequate, irrelevant or excessive.

(Posted on 23/05/14)
Copyright Changes Online Masterclass Live Today

Our interactive webcast is live today from 2pm.  

(Posted on 21/05/14)
Intellectual Property Act 2014 Receives Royal Assent

The Intellectual Property Act 2014 received Royal Assent on the 14 May 2014.

(Posted on 16/05/14)
Copyright Law Changes Approved

The UK Parliament has approved changes to the current copyright exceptions which impact on the education sector.

(Posted on 15/05/14)
Stop IT Security Threats in Their Tracks

The Information Commissioner has recently issued a security report which identifies important areas of computer security that have frequently arisen during investigations of data breaches. 

(Posted on 15/05/14)
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