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[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Video Conferencing, Remote Learning and Data Protection

[COVID-19 UPDATE] FAQs: Video Conferencing, Remote Learning and Data Protection

With the rush to implement video platforms that profess to offer safe and secure remote learning, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that we've received from schools worldwide, to help guide your decision making and governance.
[COVID-19 UPDATE]  Assessing and Deploying New Software Platforms

[COVID-19 UPDATE]  Assessing and Deploying New Software Platforms

In our previous blog, Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing, we published some simple steps to help you identify the risks and mitigating actions of remote working and data sharing. In this blog we share an essential Data ...
Cyber Attacker Targets Schools with Suspicious Email

Cyber Attacker Targets Schools with Suspicious Email

It has been reported that a suspicious email is currently being sent to an education sector association. An attacker is contacting individuals and purporting to represent the association.
[COVID-19 UPDATE] Supporting School Business Continuity

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Supporting School Business Continuity

School IT systems are like buildings. If you are constructing a building from the ground up you would develop plans, specifications, an operations manual and ‘as-built’ drawings. This governance gives confidence that should something happen to the ...
[COVID-19 UPDATE] Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Data Protection Guidelines for Remote Working and Data Sharing

In the current climate, it is important that schools do not use data protection regulations to discourage remote working or data sharing data, but instead, sensibly evaluate the impact of these processing activities, taking into account the risks to ...
Cyber Security in Schools: Removable Media, Data Loss and Malware

Cyber Security in Schools: Removable Media, Data Loss and Malware

Over the last two years, we have spent hundreds of hours working with individuals and departments mapping data processes in line with data protection compliance (EU GDPR Art.30). These data mapping exercises have highlighted many technical and ...
Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet

Preparing for Remote Learning: A Readiness Worksheet

9ine are supporting schools around the world in the eventuality that they are required to provide school services remotely as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19. To assist you in planning the transition to remote learning we've created a useful, ...
FAQ. Does the GDPR Apply if I Recruit a Teacher from Within the EU?

FAQ. Does the GDPR Apply if I Recruit a Teacher from Within the EU?

Q. I work for an international school in China and I want to recruit a teacher from the UK with British curriculum criteria, does the GDPR apply?
New Data Protection Agency to Address Growing Privacy Crisis in the United States

New Data Protection Agency to Address Growing Privacy Crisis in the United States

Last week US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) published a bill which, if passed, would create a US federal data protection agency designed to protect the privacy of Americans and with the authority to enforce data practices across the country. The ...
How to Plan for a Data Breach in Your School Network

How to Plan for a Data Breach in Your School Network

A data breach is a very different type of crisis to others that you may encounter in your school and is likely to occur where a security incident leads to an interference of personal data. A data breach has its own set of common characteristics. ...