The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

The Optimus blog

The blog that inspires leaders in the UK education sector

Online privacy

Lisa Griffin

What is the ePrivacy Regulation?

Thought you’d heard the last of changes to data compliance? Get ready for the new ePrivacy Regulation. The EU have proposed that the current ePrivacy Directive be replaced by the ePrivacy Regulation (ePR) and sit alongside the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which came into force in May...
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Caroline Collins

GDPR: ready and waiting

Bring on the GDPR! In the last of her GDPR blog series, Caroline Collins describes her final preparations. I’ve been talking to quite a number of people since my last post and am still hearing from people who are telling me that they’ve done nothing about it and don’t intend to, until they get some...
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Caroline Collins

GDPR: progress so far and next steps

Not long now until the GDPR comes into force. What progress have we made and how ready are we? In my last post I talked about the work I’ve been doing in school to help us prepare for the GDPR. It feels a little like my life has been taken over by data protection and the GDPR but I confess, quietly...
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Caroline Collins

GDPR: how schools can prepare

Time is ticking, and in just a few months all organisations need to ensure they comply with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). What should you be doing to make sure your school is ready? In the first of three blog posts, I’m going to look at how your school can prepare. I first heard...
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Dai Durbridge

GDPR: your questions answered

We were inundated with questions at our recent GDPR conference. Browne Jacobson lawyer Dai Durbridge answers the most popular ones. 1. What are the implications of staff working remotely with access to confidential information? There is no reason why staff cannot continue to access personal and...
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Alan Mackenzie

Understand privacy settings to set pupils free online

Watch Alan Mackenzie’s screencast to learn how to set privacy settings for a number of social platforms and keep pupils safe online. The world can be a scary place no matter your age, and each generation faces new challenges. Yet there is one great difference between the world I or my parents grew...
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