Information Governance Archive

On day one expert speakers consider the latest challenges facing FOI professionals.  On the second day, delegates have the opportunity to attend two half-day workshops.

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This course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.  

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Learn more about your rights as an individual and your obligations as an employee in this 30 minute data protection course.

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This online course takes about 20 minutes to complete and there is a short test at the end.  

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A review of the self-regulatory process for the UK's Collective Management Organisations and their compliance with the British Copyright Council's Principles.

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Twelve US businesses have been found to have falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbour data protection provisions.

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The theme of the conference is: Legal Regulation & Education: Doing the right thing? Are educationalists doing the right thing in developing moocs, spocs, virtual learning environments etc.?

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A day course held in London on privacy impact assessment and data protection.  

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This half-day workshop focusses on the Regulation and likely changes to the UK data protection regime. 

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Views are sought on secondary legislation implementing orphan works scheme aimed at making it easier to reproduce copyright works where rightsholder(s) cannot be found.

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This FAQ describes the relationship between the CLA licence and primary licence under which access to digital materials may be granted and the circumstances in which digital copies require to be reported to the CLA.

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The ICO is reviewing its approach in dealing with complaints.

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Staff and students in colleges and universities increasingly expect to be able to access the full range of an institution’s ICT facilities using their own mobile devices (such as laptops, tablets and smartphones) and also to save institutional information on their own USB sticks, memory cards and portable drives.

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A Swedish district court has awarded £403,000 in damages for the upload of one pre-release movie to a file-sharing website.

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This FAQ considers the conditions under which research output can be provided to REF auditors under the terms of the CLA licence.  

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The EU Commission has issued 13 recommendations to improve the Safe Harbour scheme and has requested the US authorities to respond by summer 2014 with their proposals for implementation.

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The IPO has launched a consultation seeking views on the draft secondary legislation implementing Extended Collective Licensing.

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This report focuses on the challenges institutions face from unauthorised attempts to access digital information.  

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The ICO has published guidance on the fees that may be charged when the cost of complying with an FOI request does not exceed the appropriate limit.

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This conference provides an opportunity for data protection practitioners to ask questions, hear presentations, subscribe to seminars and to meet others involved in similar roles across all sectors.

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The Scottish Information Commissioner decides that Glasgow University was right to withhold personal data.

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This interactive course sheds some light on the laws and best practice in the area of subject access.

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This workshop is designed to teach delegates the basics of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the exemptions.

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The British Library is hosting a seminar on the 29 November 2013 on the amended Re-use of Public Sector Information Directive.

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Jisc Legal for UK Research is your guide to how Jisc Legal contributes to providing infrastructure and support to the needs of researchers.

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

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

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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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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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The Information Commissioner has published updated FOI and EIR's guidance on compliance with the time limits for responding to information requests.

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A direct, point by point guide on interception and monitoring law and its application to Further and Higher Education (FE and HE). 

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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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An examination of the current law surrounding the rights, obligations and liabilities of a college or university with regard to interception and monitoring of communications on or using its computer systems. 

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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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