Northern Ireland Archive


Three new guidance papers on handling vexatious, manifestly unreasonable, and repeat requests in an FOI and EIR context have been published by the ICO.

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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 IPO is holding an open meeting to discuss draft WIPO copyright treaty proposals that aim to harmonise copyright exceptions for visually impaired people.

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A new Intellectual Property Bill
 proposes changes to the UK's intellectual property regime.

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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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A new Intellectual Property Bill proposes changes to the UK's intellectual property regime.  The changes are being brought in an attempt to simplify patent and design protection laws and to help businesses be better off as a result of the changes. 

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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 report examines whether the Lambert Toolkit which includes model agreements for collaborative research has been of benefit to UK universities and their industry partners.

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This FAQ considers whether the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (as amended by The Copyright (Visually Impaired Persons) Act 2002) permits the making of copies of copyright works in alternative formats for a person with disabilities.

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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 Content Map is a new website designed to help users find legal sources for films and tv, ebooks, music, games and sports coverage.

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The course has been written for serials and acquisitions librarians involved in e-resource purchasing in academic institutions.

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The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.

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The regulations seek to ensure that the Legal Deposit Libraries (LDLs) can provide a national archive of the UK’s non-print published material.  

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The Bill is now an Act of Parliament.  It received Royal Assent on the 25 April 2013. 

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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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Lending Kindles preloaded with third party content, such as an ebook currently in copyright, via a library or learning centre, would breach the current stated Kindle terms and conditions of use as far as UK users are concerned. 

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Amazon encourages multiple purchase of their Kindles for use in education, however at present this does not extend to multiple use of digital content bought from the Kindle store.

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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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Government commits April 2013 as the date for introducing Legal Deposit regulations for non-print materials.  The Non-Print Legal Deposit regulations enable the British Library and the UK legal deposit libraries to collect, store and preserve the nation's memory in the digital age. The content will include online articles and books, and websites.

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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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This latest infoKit from Jisc infoNet provides guidance on the strategic and operational issues in managing e-Safety in post-16 education.

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This FAQ deals with the permissions required along with accompanying restrictions for use of Microsoft copyright material. 

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

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The UK Supreme Court will ask the European Court of Justice whether reading web pages, accessed from a supplied link, requires a copyright licence.

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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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Brighton and Hove City Council have settled a copyright infringement claim made against them by the CLA.  

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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 interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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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 is designed to examine the key issues around giving access to commercially sensitive and contract information owned by public authorities or received from private sector partners through contracts and tenders.

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A freedom of information request has revealed a sharp increase in the number of laptops, mobiles and tablet devices lost by or stolen from BBC staff in 2011 compared to 2010.

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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 interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act and the exemptions.

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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 Freedom of Information is ideal for those who wish to have their knowledge and expertise recognised through a formal qualification.

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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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Practical FOI answers those tricky questions that you may have about the Act by looking at what the Information Commissioner, the Tribunals and others have to say about them.

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Practical FOI answers those tricky questions that you may have about the Act by looking at what the Information Commissioner, the Tribunals and others have to say about them.

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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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