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 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.

Hotel Booking Firm Fined Over Data Breach

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

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.

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.

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Recent JISC Legal Events
Scottish Council on Archives - Copyright and Cultural Heritage 2.0 (2 February 2014, Edinburgh)

This conference is takes an objective look at copyright in the digital age.  

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