Scotland Archive

This FAQ explores the requirement for student permission with regards to how their personal information is processed, including with whom it is shared. 

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A teacher has been banned from teaching after engaging in inappropriate and sexually explicit conversations with a pupil via social networking website Facebook.

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The ICO has confirmed that organisations using new technological measures designed as an alternative to ‘cookies’ but which nevertheless track internet users online activity will be subject to the same UK privacy laws.

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Copyright term for sound recordings and performers' rights in sound recordings extended from 50 to 70 years

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A council received a monetary penalty of £80,000 from ICO following the loss of an unencrypted memory stick containing sensitive personal information of hundreds of children with special educational needs.

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The UK Government is ending the reduced term of copyright protection for artistic works produced by an industrial process (section 52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988), and seeks the views of interested parties on when such change should take effect.

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Jisc Legal's new checklist, and policy template for staff working in FE and HE, will be available early December.

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The High Court finds that a tweet pointing "the finger of blame" in the Lord McAlpine controversy, is defamatory.

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Aimed at UK businesses, this collection of documents offers advice from security and intelligence experts across government about how most cyber attacks can be prevented.

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A new interactive toolkit from the IPO.  


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A new interactive tool from the IPO to help businesses identify assets which may be protected by IP rights.  

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Facebook has altered privacy settings to enable users between 13 and 17 years of age to open their profiles and share their posts publicly on the internet.

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A data loss by the Royal Veterinary College is a reminder of the importance of BYOD staff training and guidance.

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New guidance on the requirements for websites to be compliant with the cookie law.

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The ICO has released guidance on how information on smartphones can be kept more safely and securely.

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Despite 97% of UK large businesses having, or anticipating a BYOD breach, less than a third of large EU companies have a formal policy on it, claims survey.

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IPO seeks assistance on updating the model agreements for collaborative research.

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Copyright law gives the copyright owner of an image or video the right to control the terms under which they can be used. You should not assume that just because an image or a video is found on the internet that it is available to use freely.

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The forum will discuss the latest updates to copyright in the area of moving image and sound.

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Jisc Legal is presenting at this session which gives an introduction to copyright law and explores the things you need to consider when using other people's materials in your learning and teaching.

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In this guide, you’ll find summaries of the key legal considerations of using Facebook in an FE and HE context.

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A simplified step-by-step guide to intellectual property law for UK colleges and universities.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner’s annual report shows a drop in the number of cases in the education sector taken to appeal.

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The ICO has recently fined a sole trader for the loss of his external hard drive with financial details of clients, as the hard drive was unencrypted.

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A recent article in The Guardian explores the limits of the licensing agencies' 'blanket licences' in the changing educational environment.

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This FAQ considers the legalities surrounding the use of linking within a VLE.  Is it better to link directly to the clip or the homepage for example? 

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This FAQ considers whether streaming music from Spotify to an audience of students is in breach of copyright legislation.  

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The Law Commission is consulting on data sharing between public bodies looking at what legal and practical obstacles exist to sharing data and whether these obstacles are desirable.

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FutureLearn, has launched in the UK with more than 20 partner institutions offering free Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCS) to students.

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In relation to MOOCs where students do not become enrolled students, of the partner institutions, reliance on the university’s CLA licence to copy materials for inclusion in a MOOC would appear not to be possible.

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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 workshop is packed full of exercises and real life case studies designed to teach delegates the basics of the FOISA and its exemptions.

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This workshop examines all the latest FOI decisions and guidance and applies them to real life scenarios.

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

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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 is an ideal course for those wishing to update their FOI knowledge and do not have time or budgets to attend a full day course.

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

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The course is designed in such a way as to allow those with a basic knowledge of FOI to benefit and take the exam.

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This one webinar examines the latest changes and help delegates form their own action plan for compliance.

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This workshop provides a thorough examination of the law and practice in this area.

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This live and interactive workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Act including what is personal data, rights of individuals, responsibilities of data controllers, enforcement and penalties.

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This live and interactive workshop is designed to help delegates handle requests for personal data by data subjects.

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The course covers: information assurance concepts and definitions; the need for and benefits of information security; information risk; threats to and vulnerabilities of information systems; risk management; options for dealing with risk. 

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The UKIPO is seeking feedback on the effectiveness of  The Copyright (regulation of relevant licensing bodies) Regulations 2014.  

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The Data Protection Regulation Workshop sessions are intended to be interactive so that attendees have a deep understanding of the proposed changes to data protection law and what the Regulation is intending to deliver.

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The course answers a number of questions on Data Protection audits. 

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The course answers a number of questions on Privacy Impact Assessments. 

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A popular all-day session with a topical current content. 

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