Records Management Archive

A proposed new directive is intended to ensure that confidential information is adequately protected EU wide.

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This seminar will be a timely opportunity for delegates to discuss latest policy developments and emerging challenges facing the UK's copyright framework.  

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

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

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

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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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MOJ publishes its eagerly awaited Code of Practice on Datasets.

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

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

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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 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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Scottish Information Commissioner finds that disclosure of itemised expenses would amount to personal data and should not be released. 

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All documentation relating to the delivery of an ESF project must be kept for a period of three years after the Managing Authority has received final payment.

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This FAQ summarises the legal considerations in providing prospective students or alumni access to the college or university network making reference to relevant guidance from JANET.

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New guidance published by MySociety highlights the risks associated with the unintentional disclosure of sensitive hidden data in spreadsheets. 

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New search tool available for Information Tribunal Decisions, First Tier.

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The Export Control Organisation (ECO) do have rules on what can and cannot be exported to certain countries. This FAQ explores what they have to say on the question of taking encrypted laptops abroad.

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A new Intellectual Property Bill proposes changes to the UK's intellectual property regime.  The changes are being brought in an attempt to simplify patent and design protection laws and to help businesses be better off as a result of the changes. 

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Government commits April 2013 as the date for introducing Legal Deposit regulations for non-print materials.  The Non-Print Legal Deposit regulations enable the British Library and the UK legal deposit libraries to collect, store and preserve the nation's memory in the digital age. The content will include online articles and books, and websites.

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The ICO has published new guidance on the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

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This flowchart highlights steps to follow and relevant permissions required when seeking to release non public material in SCOOTER, an OER. 

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The Freedom of Information (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill, passed in January 2013, provides that the Scottish Ministers must regularly inform Parliament  how many new bodies come under FOISA, but does not increase the scope itself.

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The Government Consultation on the draft Code of Practice for public authorities to help them meet the new statutory duty to publish datasets ends on 10th January 2013.

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Four local councils were issued significant civil monetary penalties for losing personal data.  

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The Draft Communications Bill currently making its way through the legislative process has implications for the UK academic network.

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The Cabinet Office has issued a draft code of practice for public authorities to help them meet the new statutory duty to publish datasets.

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The short answer is that the details about individuals mentioned above are likely to be considered personal data and as such the data protection legislation applies.

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Google now provides institutions with the option to process and store personal data exclusively on servers based in the EU.

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The CLA has launched a new Code of Conduct which details how the agency will deal with its licence holders and other copyright users.

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The ICO has updated guidance to help institutions gain an understanding of freedom of information legislation and how to apply it, paying particular attention to research information.

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A website’s ‘temporary security flaw’ does not merit a civil monetary penalty, says the ICO, where this concerns a limited amount of non-sensitive personal information being compromised.  

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The Information Commissioner has fined Greater Manchester Police £120,000 for the loss of sensitive information. 

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As part of the Welsh Repository Network (WRN) project an interactive quiz regarding, copyright implications with multimedia deposits, was created for a repository staff training session. 

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A new report produced by the Information Commissioner's Office aims to help schools ensure they are handling pupils’ personal information in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.   

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The EU Parliament has formally approved the text of a new EU Directive on orphan works with 531 in favour versus 11 opposed (65 abstentions).

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The ERA licence scheme permits the making of recordings of broadcasts by or on behalf of an educational establishment for the non-commercial educational purposes of that establishment.

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The ICO has fined Scottish Borders Council £250,000 for failure to put in place appropriate guarantees on how data would be kept secure when it engaged an external company.

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Where a college employs students as apprentices and provides them access to MIS information as part of the responsibilities of their job and this enables them to view the records of other students this would not be a breach of data protection law in itself. 

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New guidance has been published by the Information Commissioner’s Office which assists colleges and universities in determining when to release personal data about their employees under the Freedom of Information Act and Environmental Information Regulations.

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