GDPR

21
May

Accountability not optional

Accountability, it’s not optional! When people talk about the principles of data protection enshrined in law, it is generated from years of progress around human rights, not just some arbitrary ideas thought up in Brussels. The important word is “protection” and always will be. The 7th principle of data protection is key to demonstrate all other principles are met – accountability. Without

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12
Apr

Information Commissioner draws attention to ‘Accountability’ at recent conference

“This next phase of GDPR requires a refocus on comprehensive data protection – embedding sound data governance in all of your business processes.” Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner Leading up to, and indeed since the implementation of the GDPR we had numerous conversations with schools, local authorities and EdTech suppliers regarding what the GDPR truly meant.  The majority of those we

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8
Apr

Merton Schools’ DPO leading the way in Data Protection

Merton Schools’ DPO leading the way in Data Protection Derek Crabtree, Schools’ ICT Support Manager and DPO for schools in the London Borough of Merton, has been nominated for various awards in recognition of his work to support schools across the Borough in complying with the new data protection laws in the UK. I’m really delighted to have even been

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5
Mar

Elizabeth Denham explores future of enforcement under GDPR

“I just want to remind you, there’s a whole set of new tools that we have that we intend on using and not just fines” Elizabeth Denham is the UK Information Commissioner. She is the person overseeing our data protection laws and clearly has ideas, with an agenda, on how GDPR and DPA18 will be enforced in the UK. These

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1
Mar

ICO’s first school audit reports online

ICO’s first school audit reports online Enquire Learning Trust, Active Learning Trust and Greenwood Academies Trust are the first MATs to experience an ICO audit since the introduction of the GDPR in May 2018. These reports have been published online in the public domain. Many schools will learn much from these reports. Enquire Learning Trust was praised for creating an

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20
Apr

Dispelling common gdpr myths part 2

Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 2 Following on from our blog ‘Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 1‘ here are 5 more GDPR myths we have heard and wanted to share to help clear up some of the confusion in schools. Let’s dispel another #5 common GDPR myths Myth #1 – This will stop me using any cloud services

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19
Mar

Dispelling common gdpr myths 1

Dispelling Common GDPR Myths – part 1 There is much panic related to the implementation of GDPR in May 2018, yet it is pertinent to note that GDPR came into effect in 2016 and organisations were given 18 months to prepare before the enforcement of the new regulations begins. Compared to many private organisations, schools are much better placed to

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11
Jan

Which suppliers should schools be auditing under GDPR?

Confusion is arising regarding which of the 100s of suppliers used by a school should become part of a data audit under GDPR. There are 2 steps to establish this. Step 1 Identify all suppliers in school Step 2 From this list find out which supplier processes personal data for you Every supplier will not need to be audited, only

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13
Dec

How to boost your GDPR compliance with Data discovery

Featured article by Al Kingsley at Netsupport How to boost your GDPR compliance with Data discovery As part of the new the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that comes into effect on 25th May 2018, many schools are facing the challenge of how to find the tools and resources to cope with the new requirements at a time where many

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18
Oct

Why school data must be “accurate and up-to-date”

Why school data must be “accurate and up-to-date” Having accurate data is about much more than keeping Ofsted, or the ICO happy when they come to scrutinise or audit your school’s GDPR compliance. Good quality data will bring a wealth of benefits to your School, including: Quick and easy communication with parents Help safeguard students will medical or dietary requirements

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