Another week, another Facebook story. Don’t worry, we're not slowly becoming a Facebook news outlet, they just keep making headlines in the world of data protection, and this time seemingly for a positive reason.

How to share this year’s Nativity play online safety

Schools will have good intentions in wanting to share this year’s Nativity play online. But how do you ensure you do this safely and adhere to the latest data protection regulations? Below is some guidance which will support you in this task.

Judge rules that Amazon Ring doorbells breach GDPR:

A judge in Oxford County Court has ruled that audio recordings from an Amazon Ring doorbell have breached data protection laws. The case involved an individual taking their neighbour to court, stating that the numerous recordings they had from their various cameras they had set up outside their house amounted to harassment and a breach of the Data Protection Act 2018.

The ICO has published a new code of practice entitled the ‘Data Sharing Code’. The code came into force on October 5th 2021, after being published on September 14th 2021. DLA Piper provides a good overview of the new code of practice, a summary of which can be found below, however if you wish to read their article on the code, you can find it here.

Under UK GDPR, organisations that hold personal information/data about people have a responsibility to ensure that that data is being dealt with in line with the relevant legislation.

At Data Protection Education, we are currently working on contacting all school suppliers with the aim of receiving all of their privacy policies and data agreements to ensure they are being GDPR compliant.

The Children’s Code

The first update from the ICO is that the transition year for the introduction of The Children’s Code (also known as The Age Appropriate Design Code) has passed, with the code having come into effect on September 2nd.

Recording staff vaccination data

Firstly, a couple of links as reference...though they don't really tell you the answer - especially the second one which doesn't seem to have been updated post-August 16th:

Schools in Brighton and Hove have received the following Freedom of Information request:

1. Please send me copies/scans/digital files that record individual racist/religious incidents/bullying incidents in terms of numbers of incidents and their

The National Cyber Security Centre has today upgraded it's advice to schools relating to the prevalence of cybers attacks in the sector:

We've looked at the importance of an adequacy decision to allow the free-flow of data between the United Kingdom and Europe in our earlier articles on Brexit. Finally, although in reality quite quickly, we have a decision - with draft adequacy decisions from the European Commission.

Purely from a data protection perspective!

There are various provisions around data in the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

  1. Class Dojo International Data Sharing
  2. Model Publication Scheme: Amendments, Improvements and Updates
  3. Child friendly privacy notices
  4. Transparency
  5. Brexit...what we know so far.
  6. Parents and students covertly recording conversations
  7. Do you need help getting focused?
  8. SAR? ER? FOI?
  9. Encryption backdoors by-design
  10. WisePay Data Breach
  11. Data Protection Education Ltd and GDPRiS Partnership
  12. Secure file transfer of files using Royal Mail
  13. Cyber security alert issued following rising attacks on UK academia
  14. Is it safe for children and teachers to be back to normal in schools?
  15. Quick guide to key contact information: LA and other information
  16. Quick guide to key contact information: Official DfE guidance
  17. Key elements of a successful DPIA
  18. FOI Publication Schemes
  19. Morrisons and Vicarious Liability
  20. SHARE: Avoid disinformation online
  21. Best Practice for Managing Photos and Video
  22. GDPR and Coronavirus
  23. Cybersecurity warning: Coronavirus fraud attacks
  24. How one school is coping with the day to day reality of COVID-I9
  25. Criminals seek to exploit Coronavirus fears
  26. New Drip Feeds: Recognise and Respond to Subject Access Request
  27. When to contact the Data Protection Officer?
  28. National child measurement programme 2019
  29. You thought BA was a large fine?
  30. Make sure DPE is your registered DPO with the ICO
  31. GDPR: One year on
  32. Compliance Manager released
  33. Google hit with €50,000,000 fine
  34. Headteacher fined for breach of data protection legislation
  35. January 2019 Knowledge Bank Update
  36. Passwords – simplifying the approach
  37. Emails – good practice and minimising the risk of a data breach