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Using a DPIA to evaluate the risk of processing safeguarding / child protection data

Using a DPIA to evaluate the risk of processing safeguarding / child protection data

A Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”) is a type of risk assessment in which an organisation identifies the data protection risks associated with particular processing activities and determines how to best minimise those risks. In many ...
What your school can do in response to Everyone’s Invited

What your school can do in response to Everyone’s Invited

Everyone’s Invited has given voice to many victims of sexual violence, abuse and harassment in schools and universities across the UK and further afield. The behaviour described within the accounts of victims provides a lens that it appears, many ...
7 steps to Successfully Investigate a Cyber Incident at your School

7 steps to Successfully Investigate a Cyber Incident at your School

WE HAVE BEEN HACKED!  These are the dreaded words which no school staff wants to hear from their IT department. Yet many schools around the world experience these unpleasant and worrying moments everyday. K-12 schools are considered one of the most ...
The Real Social Dilemma - Safeguarding and Data Protection in Schools

The Real Social Dilemma - Safeguarding and Data Protection in Schools

Many of you will have seen Netflix’s docudrama, The Social Dilemma. The film explores the alarming human impact of social media, with experts from Big Tech, including Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more warning of the consequences of their ...
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 ...
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 ...