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Data Protection Training for University Staff

Jisc Legal has produced an online training course for university staff in the essentials of data protection law.

(Posted on 19/12/14)
Data Protection Training for College Staff

Jisc Legal has produced an online training course for Further Education college staff in the essentials of data protection law. 

(Posted on 19/12/14)
Jisc Customer Services Division Launches in 2015

Jisc has released a circular explaining important forthcoming changes to the way it delivers technology and the law support to you.

(Posted on 11/12/14)
Social Media Prosecution Guidelines Set Out
Prosecutors in Scotland have set out new guidelines as to whether messages posted on social media should be treated as a crime.  (Posted on 05/12/14)
New RIPA Codes of Practice to Come into Force

Revised versions of Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) codes of practice to come into force on 10 December 2014.

(Posted on 05/12/14)
Music Bodies Challenge Private Copying Exception

UK music bodies challenge the Government's implementation of the Copyright and Rights in Performance (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014. 

(Posted on 01/12/14)
Scottish Information Commissioner Develops Self-Assessment Toolkit

This is a new resource to help authorities to review and improve their FOI performance.

(Posted on 25/11/14)
College Lecturers New Copyright Training
Jisc Legal has produced "Copyright Training for College Lecturers” an online copyright law course that assists college lecturers understand how to use other people’s materials in teaching and learning.
(Posted on 17/11/14)
Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

Worldview Limited recently fined £7,500 by ICO for failing to appropriately secure personal data.  

(Posted on 17/11/14)
New TPMs Complaints Process Launched

New complaints process could benefit universities seeking to use a copyright exception but are prevented by TPMs.  

(Posted on 07/11/14)
Copyright Training for University Lecturers - Updated

The Jisc Legal Copyright Training for University Lecturers online course has been updated to reflect the October 2014 changes to copyright law. 

(Posted on 04/11/14)
Orphan Copyright Works Licensing Scheme Launched

Getting permission to copy a creative work for which the right holder(s) cannot be found.

(Posted on 29/10/14)
Tribunal Clarifies Which High Salaries Are Exempt Under FOI
It is 'fair' to disclose salary information of non-academic staff earning over £100,000 provided they are part of the Principal’s Central Team. (Posted on 08/10/14)
New FOI Exemption to Benefit Research
An amendment to the FOIA Act 2000 has come into force which extends the exemption on disclosure of research information. (Posted on 02/10/14)
New Copyright Exceptions Come Into Force
New copyright exceptions for quotation, parody, caricature and pastiche and personal copying for private use come into force today. (Posted on 01/10/14)
ICO Warns Employees Stealing Personal Information is a Crime

The ICO recently warned employees that the removal of personal information of their employer when they change employment constitutes a criminal offence.

(Posted on 26/09/14)
Licensing of Orphan Works

Guidance has been produced by the IPO to assist potential applicants when searching for right holders to obtain permission to reproduce an orphan work.

(Posted on 18/09/14)
Online News Publishers Can be Held Responsible for Defamation
The ECJ has confirmed that online news publishers can be held responsible for defamatory comments made on their website regardless of their business model. (Posted on 16/09/14)
ECJ Rules that Libraries may Digitise Books for Dedicated Terminals
The ECJ has made it clear that educational institutions may digitise lawfully held works in order to make them available to the public on “dedicated terminals". (Posted on 12/09/14)
Have Your Say on the ICO Data Sharing Code of Practice
Fill in an online survey to share how you use the code, and how it helps compliance by 5 October. (Posted on 08/09/14)
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