Regulatory Developments

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One of Janet’s activities is to monitor and, where possible, influence regulatory developments that affect us and our customer universities, colleges and schools as operators of large computer networks. Since Janet and its customer networks are classified by Ofcom as private networks, postings here are likely to concentrate on the regulation of those networks.

Postings here are, to the best of our knowledge, accurate on the date they are made, but may well become out of date or unreliable at unpredictable times thereafter. Before taking action that may have legal consequences, you should talk to your own lawyers.

NEW: To help navigate the many posts on the General Data Protection Regulation, I've classified them as most relevant to developing a GDPR compliance process, GDPR's effect on specific topics, or how the GDPR is being developed. Or you can just use my free GDPR project plan.

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Jisc provides a lot of different services: too many for us to look at each one from scratch before the General Data Protection Regulation comes into force next May. Instead, we've identified four different patterns that seem to cover the majority of services. We hope that having a common set of expectations for each pattern will simplify discussions with service managers, customers and users.

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The Article 29 Working Party has produced new guidance on data processing in the workplace, to account for the very significant changes that have occurred since their previous guidance in 2001. Although the focus is on "employee monitoring", it is likely to be relevant to other situations where an organisation has significant power over those who use its premises and equipment. The guidance considers the requirements under both the Data Protection Directive and, from next year, the GDPR.

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An interesting query arrived about when to advertise role-based, rather than individual, e-mail addresses. Do role-based ones feel too impersonal, for example, because senders don't know who they are dealing with?

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A question recently arose about monitoring students' attendance at lectures and tutorials, and how this fitted into data protection law. Since the main purpose of such monitoring seems to be to identify and assist students who don't attend, and whose presence is therefore not recorded or processed, there seem to be a number of both practical and legal issues to think about.

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