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[Latest News] Privacy Shield Invalidated - EU Ruling On EU-US Data Flow‎

[Latest News] Privacy Shield Invalidated - EU Ruling On EU-US Data Flow‎

The Schrems II decision was announced earlier this week and the EU-US Privacy Shield has been declared to be inadequate.
How to Effectively Manage Your Record of Processing Activities

How to Effectively Manage Your Record of Processing Activities

In order to excel in your governance of data privacy and protection, it is essential that there is understanding and visibility of all personal data being processed by your organisation. You need to understand clearly who has access to it, where the ...
Improving Governance of Roles and Responsibilities in Data Protection

Improving Governance of Roles and Responsibilities in Data Protection

A core part of data privacy and protection compliance is about demonstrating accountability. This includes the ability to evidence management accountability, to demonstrate who will be assuming which responsibilities as part of an equally ...
Cyber Crime in Schools [Webinar Recap]

Cyber Crime in Schools [Webinar Recap]

In this blog we reveal some of the most common cyber threats to the education sector and explore questions such as who is committing cyber crimes, what is at stake, where the risks lie and why schools are vulnerable? We provide some simple steps ...
[COVID-19 UPDATE] Disclosure of Predicted Grades and IB World Schools

[COVID-19 UPDATE] Disclosure of Predicted Grades and IB World Schools

In the aftermath of the decision to cancel exams by the International Baccalaureate (IB), we have received a number of enquiries from IB World Schools about the disclosure of predicted grades to their students ahead of final moderation by the IB.
Security Best Practices for Schools Using Zoom

Security Best Practices for Schools Using Zoom

With the COVID-19 situation forcing global school closures, schools have hastily introduced new platforms to continue delivering lessons. When it comes to video conferencing, the most popular choice has been US based company, Zoom. With growing ...
[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 ...
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?
[Updated] Six Key Areas to Help Schools Prepare for Brexit

[Updated] Six Key Areas to Help Schools Prepare for Brexit

During a recent 9ine webinar for international and UK school leaders, we shared an overview of what schools need to know in order to prepare for Brexit. During the webinar we shared an opinion poll with our audience. The majority of our listeners ...
FAQ: How does the California Privacy Act 2018 Impact Schools in the EU and Other Countries?

FAQ: How does the California Privacy Act 2018 Impact Schools in the EU and Other Countries?

Each month Heidi-Anne O'Neill, 9ine's in-house Data Protection Solicitor shares a frequently asked question to assist school leaders in solving problems and developing best practices in data protection and cyber security.