New research findings released today by RM Education and Trend Micro shows fewer than half of UK schools and colleges (48%) believe that they are fully GDPR compliant. Plus, there remains confusion over staff responsibility in terms of GDPR compliance. 

Last year 156 education professionals were surveyed about how practices and systems have changed since the arrival of GDPR in May 2018 and their ongoing concerns about the legislation.

Key findings from the research include:

Adrian Jones, CEO at Swivel Secure

Education institutions need to make cybersecurity a priority. Despite the sector facing major challenges such as a lack of staffing and a lack of funding and resources, cyber attacks are no less frequent or less severe in education. In fact, they seem to be gaining ground in prevalence year-on-year as instances of breaches in schools and higher education are widely reported.

Nigel Peers, Security & Risk Management Consultant at NW Security Group, looks at the lay of the land since the GDPR enforcement, discussing how schools can gain & maintain compliance…


With months of speculation behind us regarding the many complexities and intricate details of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the conversation has now shifted from raising awareness of the practicalities of its implementation, to giving actionable advice that will help schools, colleges and universities achieve and maintain compliance.

UCL’s Nathan Lea tells our editor Victoria Galligan about how the incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will have an impact on schools and what can be done to prepare for the new regime, which comes into force on May 25th...

How will GDPR affect the way primary and secondary schools use data overall?

Practical and comprehensive advice and guidance on the new data protection regulations GDPR, coming into force next May was on offer to schools in the first of three events hosted by Harrison Clark Rickerbys across the UK last week. 

 

Held at the Law Society in London, the event featured presentations by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO), two legal experts and several independent schools, speaking from their own experience of the changes.

 

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Living in an increasingly digital world has brought about undeniable changes to our lives. 

 

One of the consequences of this is the amount of data we all share, including many of our personal details. Medical professionals, retailers, insurers and numerous other service providers all hold personal data, some of which is highly sensitive.

 

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Monday 13 March 2017

THE management of data and information in schools will change with the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. Steve Nelson, operations director at Calibre Secured Networks, which provides IT services to dozens of schools, warns that those with responsibility for implementation need to start preparing for its arrival.

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