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ICO Q4 Data Security Incident Report

ICO Q4 Data Security Incident Report

After months of waiting, the GDPR is recognised into law across the EU. Within the UK this was through the Data Protection Act 2018 and in countries across the EU, through similar legislation. In countries outside the EU, the obligations of the GDPR ...
The ICO DPIA Guidance

The ICO DPIA Guidance

The Information Commissioner's Office (the UK data protection supervisory authority) has this week published guidance on the completion of data protection impact assessments (DPIAs). The guidance is nothing new, it summarises the Article 29 Working ...
The ICO Regulatory Action Policy

The ICO Regulatory Action Policy

The Information Commissioner's Office (the UK data protection supervisory authority) last week published its Regulatory Action Policy. The policy has been created to provide direction and focus for those they regulate, specifically the action that ...
The outsourcing of your DPO in full: A scandal in the making

The outsourcing of your DPO in full: A scandal in the making

The GDPR makes it a requirement for all public authorities (state funded schools) to have a designated Data Protection Officer (DPO). All other types of school need to document and undertake an internal analysis to determine whether or not a DPO is ...
Attack, attack, attack! A Cyber Security Blog for Schools

Attack, attack, attack! A Cyber Security Blog for Schools

Cyber security is a growing issue in schools. Not only are cases of cyber crime increasing, but the regulatory framework around data protection means that schools now need to be sure that they are tackling risks associated with cyber security.
Trends in school investment & impact

Trends in school investment & impact

The impact of technology investment in most organisations can be measured by changes in outputs and/or revenue. But for schools, the impact of an increase in technology spending is much harder to measure. Companies can more readily justify their ...
Why schools should worry about Ransomware

Why schools should worry about Ransomware

One day you click on a folder and a message appears on your screen, telling you that access has been denied to your files until you pay a certain sum of money for a key to unlock them. You try another folder, but the message reappears. After several ...
Why mobile devices are crucial for school success

Why mobile devices are crucial for school success

It is hard to envisage a future in which children do not have a device with them to support their learning.  Tablets are now a common sight in schools and with the rise of wearable technology in other aspects of life, it surely can’t be long before ...
One of these will make your IT support fail

One of these will make your IT support fail

9ine is engaged by schools for any number of reasons, but for the most part it’s because something has gone wrong. By the time we come in, there is normally a particular issue or system that has been singled out as the culprit to be tackled. This ...
How to cut down on big IT bills

How to cut down on big IT bills

School budgets are tight. Money is rightly prioritised towards staffing and the needs of teaching and learning, while more and more bursars and business managers try to extend the life of their ageing IT hardware.  On the face of it, this is a ...

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