Data Protection Archive

This one day introduction to data protection law is offered by TFPL training.  It includes training in dealing with enquiries and storing information in compliance with the legislation and codes of practice.

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This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers where research data cannot be anonymised, including guidance on who is responsible, how to store and share research data, and how to meet a subject access request.

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This new Q and A document answers key questions for researchers when collecting, storing, sharing, archiving or deleting personal data.

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This template is designed to assist those in universities (and other education providers) deciding between MOOC platform providers to compare the legal aspects of the choice

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The Act Now Data Protection Practitioner Certificate is a new practical qualification for those that work with Data Protection and privacy issues on a day-to-day basis.

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This guidance aims to ensure that the potential privacy issues surrounding big data are recognised and handled in accordance with data protection laws.

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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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The UK's highest appellate court found that forced disclosure of all spent convictions, including cautions, under the Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate breaches Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has produced a guide on the difference between data controllers and data processors which includes practical examples to help distinguish whether an organisation is a data controller or a data processor.

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The ICO has found that student personal information including sensitive medical information was disclosed to a third party.

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Came into force on 31 December 2009.   

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EU Court of Justice rules that Google must remove links from a person’s name where information is inadequate, irrelevant or excessive.

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The Information Commissioner has recently issued a security report which identifies important areas of computer security that have frequently arisen during investigations of data breaches. 

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The posting of abusive tweets has resulted in an eight week jail sentence and a criminal record.

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The UPDATE day-conference allows you to keep abreast of the latest developments in data protection and related matters over the last six months.

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Privacy impact assessments (PIAs) are a tool that you can use to identify and reduce the privacy risks of your projects.  This FAQ explains when and how you should carry out PIAs.  

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The main aim of the course is to enabling organisations and staff to work lawfully, protect user privacy and run a professional system/network/service.

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The proposals aim to update and harmonise the current EU data protection regime including strengthening individuals' rights.

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This forum will explore the future of funding for technology enhanced learning and how enhancing the UK’s education technology provision can enhance its global standing.  

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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 legal aspects of social media use 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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