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How To Process Biometric Data Appropriately

How To Process Biometric Data Appropriately

Schools are increasingly gravitating towards automated biometric systems for the authentication and security of their students. These systems are implemented into, nowadays, everyday devices such as your phone or your laptop, even the third party ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...