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This course looks at the nature of three access regimes: Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulations and access under the Data Protection Act. Which applies, and why. 

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This Combination Course provides intensive data protection training.

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This Combination Course provides intensive data protection training.

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This course focuses on the definitions, which are the building blocks of data protection, to provide delegates with solid foundations from which to construct their understanding of data protection law.

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NLA media access and Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) have announced a collaboration designed to simplify copyright licensing for FE, HE and schools.

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It is unlikely that it would be legitimate for a college or university to confiscate a student’s mobile device where they suspect activity which might compromise the institution's college systems. 

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HEFCE has published new guidance for colleges and universities on the benefits of shared services following the introduction of the cost-sharing groups (CSG) exemption to Value Added Tax (VAT).

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For those working in Adult and Community Learning (ACL) or organisations providing Work Based Learning (WBL), the position on copyright may be different from that in colleges and universities.

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The masterclass will provide in-depth training about the copyright legislation, relevant case law, other related rights and more detailed discussion about some key topical issues.

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The new Jisc Legal Tutor Checklist and relevant FAQs provide you with key questions and actions to consider before recording lectures.

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This course is suitable for librarians and information professionals with very little knowledge about copyright or for those who wish to refresh their skills.

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This quick reference guide is a checklist of questions for tutors to consider before recording lectures.

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This course will provide a detailed overview of the latest legislative developments, including relevant case law, other related rights and more detailed discussion about some key topical issues.

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A Council has received a monetary penalty of £70,000 from the ICO after sensitive personal details were inadvertently published online.

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The First Tier Information Rights Tribunal has upheld the decision of the ICO to support Queen Mary, University of London’s refusal to release minutes from a clinical trial requested under Freedom of Information.

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The First Tier Information Rights Tribunal has upheld the decision of the ICO to support Queen Mary, University of London’s refusal to release minutes from a clinical trial requested under Freedom of Information.

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This FAQ deals with the main areas of law universities and colleges should consider when tackling the issue of radicalisation on their campuses.

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This guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office looks what you need to consider from a privacy and data protection compliance perspective if permitting the use of personal devices to process personal data for which you are responsible.

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This event looked at the challenges for UK HE institutions in maintaining and protecting the security of the network whilst embracing the benefits BYOD brings.

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In terms of data protection, consent will be required where a person’s inclusion in the recording reveals significant biographical information about them.

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Where an institution ‘authorises’ recordings by learners, the institution could face potential liability where an individual’s rights are infringed.

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Consent will be required to record and disseminate a ‘performance’ in order to avoid any infringement of the performer’s rights.

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In terms of employment law, where this is required by the contract of employment, it can be enforced and appropriate disciplinary action taken if necessary. Where unclear, this may prove more problematic.

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In terms of copyright, a lecture recording may include content created by employees, students and third parties.

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This FAQ considers the data protection issues associated with filming video in a public place.

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Remarks made on social media platforms are being used more and more as evidence in criminal cases.

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New regulations covering what fees public authorities can charge for supplying datasets, in a reusable format,  have just been published.

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With respect to a college recording an end of year performance by its dance students the main legal areas to consider are copyright and performer’s rights.  

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Anyone sending an email to Gmail users can have no ‘reasonable expectation’ that their communications are confidential says Google. 

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The ICO has issued a timely reminder for students on the rights they have to access additional information such as the breakdown of their exam marks and examiner comments.

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A one-stop shop update from industry leaders in intellectual property providing valuable guidance on current and future developments.

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MOJ publishes its eagerly awaited Code of Practice on Datasets.

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This paper is written in the context of the JISC and Higher Education Academy Open Educational Resources Programme (Phase 2), and aims to address some of the background issues regarding management of intellectual property rights (IPR) in UK universities.

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This FAQ explores the factors to consider when determining whether a request for information is vexatious. 

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The ICO has published new guidance to help deal with requests from individuals for their data.

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The ICO wants your views on this practical guide which aims to help organisations conduct effective privacy impact assessments.

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This course has been designed  to help all those who need to understand copyright and its institutional impact.

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Universities are collecting and analysing big data sets to influence student progress, teaching practices and learner engagement. 

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This FAQ provides information on storing and processing electronic documents including contracts.  

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The Intellectual Property Office has released draft legislation on amendments to the law on the copyright exception for people with disabilities.

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This Court of Appeal decision clarifies that emails are ‘documents’ for the purposes of access and disclosure in certain circumstances.

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A decision by the Supreme Court provides guidance on how information about staff salaries can be disclosed.

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The IPO launched a copyright notices service today to answer your questions.

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This means that colleges and universities which currently hold an ERA or ERA Plus licence for which the term extends beyond 1 July 2013 or which enter into a new licence after 1 July will be able to treat the content previously licensed separately under the Open University Off-Air Recording Scheme as being available to become ERA recordings covered by ERA and ERA Plus licences.

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The ICO had insufficient grounds to justify a monetary penalty notice, rules the Information Tribunal.

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The ICO has fined NHS Surrey £200,000 after sensitive information was left on a computer that was to be disposed of.

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The guidance will highlight cases where security issues led to enforcement action by the ICO and will explain what should have been done differently to keep personal data secure.

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This interactive workshop, delivered by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), will explain the concept of copyright, when it applies, and how it can be exploited.

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This interactive workshop, delivered by the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), will explain the concept of copyright, when it applies, and how it can be exploited.

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New IPO consultation on cross-border access and portability of services, user-generated content, licensing and text and data mining for scientific research.

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