Using Pupil Biometrics Lawfully: The New Order
So how important, exactly, is Data Protection training? Carol Hufton explains:
Carol Hufton, data protection trainer to the Information Commissioner’s staff and consultant with The Information Law Practice explains why failing to train staff in data protection is not an option.
Freedom of Information is not the only way to access information about local authority expenditure
Freedom of Information is not the only way to access information relating to how local authorities are spending public monies. Such information may sometimes also be accessed under the Audit Commission Act 1998.
Anya Proops, Information Law barrister at 11 KBW looks at 2 important recent judgements on accessing local authority information.
Focus on FOISA:
“Our man in Scotland” Allan Graham, examines the ever present tension between freedom of information and data protection following a recent decision by the Scottish Information Commissioner.
The Freedom of Information Code of Practice on Records Management has been revised. [ December 2009]
Philip Jones, international authority in records management gives an overview of the changes.
Data Protection Compliance Checklist for Schools in England [Version December 2009]
The Information Law Practice has trained 100's of schools on compliance with the Data Protection Act. Here is our revised compliance check list.
The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 200 - An Overview
Authored by Barry Berlin of Counsel, this ILP Guidance Notes constitutes an overview of Part 1 of RIPA; Salient issues covered include Directed and Intrusive Surveillance, Covert Human Intelligence Sources, authorisations and record keeping.
EMPLOYEE HEALTH DATA – AN EMPLOYER’S LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
Paula Williamson, Solicitor
When an employer processes an information about its worker’s health, it should have its corporate eye on the requirements of not just the Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA) but also the common law duty of confidence and Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (the right to a private life).