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5
Aug

GDPR – the importance of being a graceful swan

GDPR and the importance of being a graceful swan The swan metaphor is used to describe the perception of calm, control and graceful action whilst under the waterline, out of the public gaze, the manic paddling of the webbed feet are enabling the graceful movements above the water. With the increasing awareness of the public, of their rights and an

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29
Jul

Expanding MATs – the importance of due diligence

Based on data in the government website GIAS (Get Information About Schools) 221 schools will have closed and reopened as academies in 2019. Some will be creating new trusts, but many will be joining established MATs and this is where the importance of due diligence on the data protection protocols of joining schools come in. There are various government incentives

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19
Jul

Helping Children understand their Data and Privacy

Making it fun for students to learn about privacy Schools have an obligation to inform their students, parents, staff and others about how their data is used. This is nothing new. What has changed is that there is a lot more data now and more consequences for not doing it.   It is not just about legislation changes within GDPR and

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6
Mar

Lawyers accused of giving wrong GDPR consent advice

Lawyers accused of giving wrong GDPR consent advice A recent article in the Law Society Gazette by Brian Rogers, a legal compliance expert, warned that some solicitors who gave advice regarding how to comply with new GDPR rules last year should revisit that advice. He believes that mistakes were made when giving GDPR consent advice. He states that lawyers may

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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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6
Mar

Capita SIMS Partner with GDPRiS to help schools meet requirements of the GDPR

Capita SIMS Partner with GDPRiS to help schools meet requirements of the GDPR. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on Friday 25 May and we are delighted to announce that Capita SIMS have partnered with us to further raise awareness in schools and help them on their journey to GDPR compliance. Announcing the partnership Tony Sheppard, Operations

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3
Nov

How concerned should schools be about Consent?

How concerned should schools be about Consent? Like many of you, we’ve never understood why parts of the press, and some consultants, have made such a strong push on the fact that everything centres around the ‘consent’ element of the legal basis for processing data. According to the ICO “Consent is not the ‘Silver Bullet’ for GDPR Compliance”. Here’s what

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2
Nov

GDPRiS shortlisted for BETT Awards 2018

GDPRiS shortlisted for BETT Awards 2018. We are delighted to announce that GDPRiS is a finalist in the Start-up of the Year category of the BETT Awards 2018. The BETT Awards are a celebration of the inspiring creativity and innovation that can be found throughout technology for education. The awards form an integral part of the BETT show every year, the

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30
Oct

Fulfilling your role as DPO

Fulfilling Your Role as DPO. If you have been appointed your school’s Data Protection Officer (DPO) you are probably wondering what you need to do next. To help you understand the role and responsibilities of being a DPO, we will run through everything you need to know about being your school’s DPO. For more information about WHO can be appointed

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