Live at the MoLeNET 2008 Conference

September 18, 2008

Decided to broadcast my question to the MoLeNET 2008 Question Time panel live over Qik. I was asking the question how should colleges address services such as Qik, Flickr and YouTube in regard to privacy, data protection and copyright. All views expressed are those of the individuals only.

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Doesn’t surprise me…

January 6, 2008

What with HMRC losing personal data, along with others, it doesn’t surprise me that next to be looked at is education.

Doesn’t surprise me…

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?