Data Protection Archive

All school and college staff have a responsibility to provide a safe environment in which people can learn.

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Amberhawk  are now accredited to deliver the courses in Information Security Management leading to the BCS/ISEB Certificate in Information Security Management Principles.

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This guidance is for staff in universities and further education colleges involved in developing Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs), and considers the legal issues focussing particularly on the intellectual property rights and data protection issues.

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This seminar examines next steps in data protection regulation for Europe and UK.

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This seminar examines the emerging cyber security priorities for the UK and Europe. 

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This training is designed for those who are already involved within the field of FOI  or data protection.

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This DP Update day-conference aims to keep practitioners abreast of the latest developments in data protection and related matters over the last six months.  

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This DP Update day-conference aims to keep practitioners abreast of the latest developments in data protection and related matters over the last six months.  

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The Government has issued  new standard contract terms that  public bodies can use when procuring IT or business processing services from third parties.

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The ICO guidance on "Access to information held in complaint files" deals with this issue.  

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This video highlights Jisc Legal's resources for colleges and universities on the legal issues that arise when considering a bring your own device policy.

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A charity received a monetary penalty notice of £200,000 from the ICO after a serious breach of the Data Protection Act.

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Contracts agreed between public sector bodies and their suppliers should be more transparent with regards to which one of them holds the information for the purposes of FOI, says the ICO.  

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This FAQ discusses the key issues to consider with regards to employee references.  

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This code of practice will help institutions to comply with their data protection obligations and meet individuals’ expectations of privacy.

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The Court of Appeal held that a name is personal data unless it is so common that without further information, such as use in a work context, a person would remain unidentifiable despite its disclosure. 

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The Information Rights Tribunal has ruled that the names of three junior members of staff who dealt with complaints made to the Financial Services Authority should have been disclosed as part of a Freedom of Information request. 

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As part of our ongoing commitment to the use of social media within the sector we can confirm that our Social Media for Staff Legal Guidance and Social Media Guidance documents are now published and available from our website.  

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Jisc Legal's Top Tips for managing the use of social media effectively.

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A short reference guide for universities, colleges and learning providers to ensure risks are recognised and managed appropriately, while clarifying for staff what the boundaries are.

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It will soon be a criminal offence to require someone to make a subject access request and reveal the result.

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This FAQ discusses Janet’s Google Apps Agreement and how it applies to colleges and universities.  

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This Jisc Legal template will assist learning providers make decisions on how social media will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for purpose.

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This template is to help learning providers consider relevant issues, make decisions (according to their own risk appetite) on how social media use will be implemented and regulated, and to write a social media policy that is fit for their purpose.

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The Information Tribunal has upheld a public authority’s reliance on the personal information exemption. 

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It is important to recognise that in any situation where a data controller is using a data processor, the data controller remains responsible for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA).

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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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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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Ministry of Justice guidance details how a website operator can use the new Defamation Act 2013 defence in relation to user-generated content.

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The ICO is reviewing its approach in dealing with complaints.

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This guidance from the ICO highlights the data protection issues to consider in developing apps but also highlights the privacy considerations for app users.

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

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This guidance from Universities UK provides a framework for institutions to review and improve their own procedures when inviting external speakers to their university.

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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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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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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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