Data Protection Regulation

13 December 2018 at 11:06am
Under current plans the UK will become - for data protection purposes - a "third country" when it leaves the EU.
12 December 2018 at 1:34pm
With the GDPR having now been in force for more than six months, my talk at this week's EUNIS workshop looked at some of the less familiar corners of the GDPR map. In particular, since EUNIS provided an international audience, I was looking for opportunities to find common, or at least compatible, approaches across the international endeavours of education and research. Topics covered: What is a University? Network and Information Security; Research; Learning Analytics; Intelligent Campus; and Wellbeing.
19 November 2018 at 2:34pm
I've been asked a number of times whether GDPR affects the sharing of information between incident response teams. This slideset discusses how GDPR encourages sharing to improve security, and provides a rule of thumb for deciding when the benefit of sharing justifies the data protection risk.
12 November 2018 at 11:49am
At last week's Jisc Security Conference I presented a talk on how we've assessed a couple of Jisc services (our Security Operations Centre and Penetration Testing Service) from a data protection perspective. The results have reassured us that these services create benefits rather than risks for Jisc, its customers and members, and users of the Janet network. This post links together:
27 September 2018 at 7:16am
An interesting observation made by a Dutch colleague earlier this week. The arrows in my standard model of learning analytics (here rearranged and recoloured to match the "swimlane" visualisation of the learning process) all mark "gatekeeper" points where information flow is filtered and reduced.
12 September 2018 at 8:06am
In developing our Data Protection Impact Assessment for the Janet Security Operations Centre we noted that our Penetration Testing service could involve high risks, but didn't really fit the DPIA framework.
17 August 2018 at 11:28am
Recently I've been presenting our suggested legal framework for learning analytics to audiences involved in teaching, rather than legal people. For that I've been trying out a different visualisation, which considers the teaching process as involving three layers:
16 August 2018 at 9:05am
Alongside the 1995 Data Protection Directive (DPD) sat the 2002 ePrivacy Directive (ePD), explaining how the DPD should be applied in the specific context of electronic communications.
3 August 2018 at 9:51am
Over recent months the GDPR has given extra weight to concerns - originally expressed by regulators fifteen years ago - about public access to information about individual registrants of DNS domains. This article considers the use of this WHOIS data by those handling information security incidents, and why this represents a benefit, rather than a risk, to the objectives of data protection law.
15 June 2018 at 2:41pm
Since there was a lot of interest in my keynote presentation at the EUNIS 2018 conference last week, this post collects together the slides and the blog posts that provide further analysis and discussion of the ideas:
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