Data Protection

monitor screens This section deals with the application of the Data Protection Act 1998 and associated law to UK FE and HE institutions, with particular focus on the development and use of information and communication technologies.  JISC Legal offers sector-specific guidance to assist you in this area of law, a varied range of FAQs with examples, model policies, codes of practice and useful links to other resources.  You can access these below.

 

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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.

DP and Research Data: What You Need to Know
This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers where research data cannot be anonymised, including guidance on who is responsible, how to store and share research data, and how to meet a subject access request.

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.

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.

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