Data Protection Archive

Helping research and education institutions move to cloud and data centre services through guidance.  

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All documentation relating to the delivery of an ESF project must be kept for a period of three years after the Managing Authority has received final payment.

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This FAQ summarises the legal considerations in providing prospective students or alumni access to the college or university network making reference to relevant guidance from JANET.

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New guidance published by MySociety highlights the risks associated with the unintentional disclosure of sensitive hidden data in spreadsheets. 

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A short video on Pinterest, image sharing and the law.

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New guidance from the ICO on the application of the DPA to social networking for business purposes. 

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Facebook's content policy is under attack for failing to prevent publishing images and other content which is threatening and incites hate. 

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Data protection is likely to be relevant where learners are being filmed in the classroom or where lectures are being recorded. The Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) does not prevent filming.

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The Amberhawk Data Protection Audit Training Course is held on 10 July 2013.

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The aim of this session is to give delegates informal opportunities to keep up-to-date with current developments in data protection and to exchange views and experiences with colleagues working in this field.

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The course covers a privacy law compliance check and how that differs from a data protection compliance check.

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The half-day seminar/workshop will focus on the Commission’s Data Protection Regulation.

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This guidance is intended for staff in further education and independent specialist colleges that provide education or training for both adult and younger learners with varying learning needs.

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This question raises an interesting issue regarding ‘access’ overseas and ‘transfer’ overseas but unfortunately the legal position is unclear. Read on to find out more. 

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The Export Control Organisation (ECO) do have rules on what can and cannot be exported to certain countries. This FAQ explores what they have to say on the question of taking encrypted laptops abroad.

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This FAQ considers whether, in terms of the CDPA, consent is required to record student presentations for the purpose of examination. Consideration is also given to the application of consent in relation to performers' rights and to Schedule 2, Rights in Performances.  The implications of data protection legislation are discussed.  

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This session will highlight the new Jisc Legal toolkit developed to aid organisations in legal compliance when opening their systems
to own devices.

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The toolkit will be useful to those colleges and universities that have not yet set out their approach or offered guidance to their staff and students on BYOD.

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This “Bring Your Own Device” policy template is intended to help colleges write an effective policy that states what their approach is to the use of personally owned devices by staff and learners.

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This paper provides a quick reference for managers as to the main legal risks which need to be assessed against your institution’s risk strategy before opening your institution’s ICT system to mobile access by staff and students using their own devices.

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Jisc Legal has published a BYOD toolkit in response to the rise in learners and employees using their personal computing devices (typically smart phones and tablets) in the work and learning environment.

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This paper focuses on the legal issues surrounding student mobile use.

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An English university, according to a BBC news story, sent an individual’s confidential documents to a former student with the same name.

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This paper focuses on the legal issues surrounding staff bringing their own devices.

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The ICO has published new guidance on the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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This flowchart highlights steps to follow and relevant permissions required when seeking to release non public material in SCOOTER, an OER. 

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This workshop will help delegates to adopt the new authorisation process, prepare for an Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) inspection and implement any action points from a previous inspection.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This workshop will help delegates to adopt the new authorisation process, prepare for an Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) inspection and implement any action points from a previous inspection.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This practical workshop will guide you through the law and give you an action plan for compliance.

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Attendees will examine how the law affects their CCTV system, what paperwork they need in place, how to train CCTV operators, and how to supply images to others.

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This practical workshop will guide you through the law and give you an action plan for compliance.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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The ISEB Certificate in Data Protection is ideal for those who wish to have their knowledge and expertise recognised through a formal qualification.

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This will help delegates to adopt the new authorisation process, prepare for an Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) inspection and implement any action points from a previous inspection.

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This workshop will help delegates to adopt the new authorisation process, prepare for an Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) inspection and implement any action points from a previous inspection.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner has recently updated her guidance on dealing with vexatious requests.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This course provides practical and easy to follow instructions which delegates can use in their investigations as well as regulatory and enforcement activity.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This workshop is designed for those who know the DPA but wish to develop and keep their knowledge up to date.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This workshop is designed for those who know the DPA but wish to develop and keep their knowledge up to date.

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This course provides practical and easy to follow instructions which delegates can use in their investigations as well as regulatory and enforcement activity.

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This course equips delegates to be the data protection expert in their organisation and to understand all aspects of the Act.

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This workshop will help delegates to adopt the new authorisation process, prepare for an Office of Surveillance Commissioners (OSC) inspection and implement any action points from a previous inspection.

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This online course tells you how the ICO’s fines work, what organisations need to do to avoid them, and how to set up a proactive, constructive approach to Information Assurance.

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This course provides practical and easy to follow instructions which delegates can use in their investigations as well as regulatory and enforcement activity.

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