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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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.

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.

Students Hit by Data Breach

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

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