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The perils of big data

Speaking at Jisc’s forthcoming Networkshop 47 conference, Kieron O’Hara warns that even anonymised data can reveal sensitive personal information. We must ensure data is both safe and useful, he says. >>

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Kieron O'Hara

Data matters, and so do ethics

There are many positive arguments for the use of data in education, but data collectors have a responsibility to ensure it really does benefit students and their institutions. >>

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Phil Richards

Edtech 2K19, what’s in store?

Was there a robot or a drone under your Christmas tree this year, or perhaps a smart lightbulb or a connected toothbrush? As tech companies put microchips into everyday objects and connect them to the internet, it feels like our lives are becoming a little more sci-fi every day. >>

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Martin Hamilton

A year to get your act together: how universities and colleges should be preparing for new data regulations

It’s out with the old and in with the new in May 2018 as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sweeps into effect to replace the Data Protection Act (DPA). As the world moves into an ever more digital direction, our personal data, how it is used and who has access to it has become a global concern for all of us. >>

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