GDPR in Schools

Managing Lateral Flow Testing in Schools

Managing Lateral Flow Testing in Schools In December 2020, the UK government Covid-19 lateral flow testing in schools of its staff and pupils to support the national effort to reduce cases of infections. Following this announcement, the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson said: “Testing on this scale brings real benefits to education. It means more children, teachers and staff can stay

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Governance and Data Protection in Schools

Governance and Data Protection in schools, the balance between the strategic role of Governors against the operational role of the SLT

GDPRiS announces closer working partnership with Panoramic

GDPRiS announces closer working partnership with Panoramic GDPR in Schools Limited, the UK’s leading provider of data protection monitoring and management software to schools, and Panoramic Business Operations Services, provider of data protection officer services to the education sector, have announced a closer working relationship. The partnership brings together a wealth of experience and understanding of data protection in education.

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GDPRiS develops closer working partnership with NexusProtect

GDPRiS develops closer working partnership with NexusProtect GDPR in Schools Limited, the UK’s leading provider of data protection monitoring and management software to schools, and NexusProtect, a leading provider of data protection officer services to the education sector, have announced a closer working relationship. This partnership brings together a wealth of experience and understanding of data protection in education. Schools

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WhatsApp data protection implications for Trusts/Schools

WhatsApp data protection implications for Trusts/Schools WhatsApp is a great app. It’s free, easy to use and rarely has technical issues. It allows everyone to share words, audio and pictures at the click of a button, and during the Covid-19 pandemic, it has been a lifeline to many people. With everyone spread far and wide, working remotely, it has seen

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The Problem with Data Privacy Day

The Problem with Data Privacy Day Data Privacy Day/Data Protection Day really bugs me. It has done for years and years, and I am not talking about when Data Protection Day got hijacked to be Data Privacy Day. Yes, I know that it has only been going since 2007, but the problem goes back a bit further than that. Within

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EU-US Privacy Shield Transferring data outside the EU

EU-US Privacy Shield, Schrems II and transferring data outside the EU – what schools need to know and do. Until 31st December 2020, the UK and EU share the same data transfer protocols. After that, it becomes a different story, which we’ll share in a future article. First, let’s look at the EU-US Privacy Shield and how this may affect

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GDPRiS joins forces with Data Protection Education

GDPRiS and Data Protection Education (DPE) join forces to provide enhanced data protection services to schools GDPR in Schools Limited, the UK’s leading provider of data protection monitoring and management software to schools, and Data Protection Education Ltd, a leading provider of data protection officer services to the education sector, has announced a closer working relationship. This new partnership brings

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Managing SARs and FOIs regarding exam results

Advice for teachers and schools on students’ access to information about their exam results It’s likely schools and colleges have seen or will see an increase in SAR and FOI requests asking for justification of marks and/or ranking when exam results are published this year. We’ve put together some simple advice you can follow to ensure you respond in accordance

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Covid-19 ICO understands school priorities

The ICO understands school priorities but safeguarding data remains paramount. Covid-19 has brought about the best in all communities and it turns out that the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) is not the big ogre everyone thought they were. It is their role to police data protection in the UK and rightly so. However, in a recent publication about their approach

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