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€300,000 Hurdle for Sports Club: GDPR

€300,000 Hurdle for Sports Club: GDPR

Not all sports clubs have €300,000 just kicking about. However, last week we saw an unnamed football association get hit with a large fine due to lack of compliance with data protection regulations. As time goes on, we are seeing more and more ...
9 things your School can achieve today by using the 9ine GRC App

9 things your School can achieve today by using the 9ine GRC App

9ine’s GRC App has been created with educational organisations at the heart of its design, providing your school with access to an affordable, intelligent, and evidence-based compliance platform. The 9ine App is the ideal platform whether you are at ...
9 ways we helped schools overcome critical challenges in 2020

9 ways we helped schools overcome critical challenges in 2020

2020 was a year of disruption and unprecedented challenges, we are proud that we could support so many schools as part of the 9ine family of clients. Here are some of the ways we helped schools with business continuity. 
ICO Audit - Important Lessons for Schools

ICO Audit - Important Lessons for Schools

In the UK, businesses, organisations and government bodies are mandated to follow specific guidelines in order to protect the sensitive information they are trusted with. The supervisory authority overseeing the application of these guidelines is ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
Whatsapp: Communicating in Schools

Whatsapp: Communicating in Schools

Should we be using WhatsApp for Internal Communication in Schools? Carrier pigeon, telegram, fax, post-it note, email...methods of communication have changed considerably over time and alongside advances in technology. The rise of the smartphone and ...