What with HMRC losing personal data, along with others, it doesn’t surprise me that next to be looked at is education.
The BBC is reporting how an IT firm believes that:
Sensitive information on school pupils is being put at risk by staff who take it home with them.
How often are teaching staff in your institution given proper training on how to deal with sensitive data?
This is an issue which doesn’t just affect schools, colleges and universities also have data protection policies, though a policy is only a statement, practice is another matter entirely.
If you take a computer from work home, you have to ask yourself is the data secure?