data protection

21 June 2016 at 3:18pm
Shortly after the recent attacks on TalkTalk the Culture, Media and Sport Committee decided to hold an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the data breach, but also the wider implications for telecoms and internet service providers.
13 November 2015 at 11:54am
Some very interesting and positive messages came out of this week's Future of Data Protection Forum. Interestingly the forum didn't just focus on the draft European Regulation: partly because the final state of that is still unclear, but also because there was general agreement that reputable organisations shouldn't aim merely to comply with data protection law.
15 July 2015 at 10:29am
Since becoming involved in Jisc's work on learning analytics, I've been trying to work out the best place to fit the use of students' digital data to improve education into data protection law. I've now written up those thoughts as a paper, and submitted it to the Journal of Learning Analytics. As the abstract says:
9 June 2015 at 2:45pm
Last week I gave a seminar at Southampton University on how data protection law could provide support and guidance for universities' use of learning analytics. The next day Jisc launched a Code of Practice on Learning Analytics, which puts many of the same ideas into practical form.
18 May 2015 at 8:40am
I've been at several conferences recently on how Data Protection law is developing, and they've left me less than optimistic. By the end of 2015 Europe will have been working for four years on a Regulation "on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data", but I’m now doubting whether the result will actually achieve either of those.
8 April 2015 at 7:30pm
In discussions of the "Right to be Forgotten" it is often observed that Google manages each month to deal with tens of millions of delisting requests for breach of copyright, as opposed to tens of thousands for inaccurate personal data. Often the implication seems to be that those numbers should be more similar.
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