Demand from the sector for information and advice on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has been strong, and seems to be increasing the closer we get to the day it becomes law on 25 May, 2018.
In response, we staged a free GDPR conference on 6 December, which quickly sold out. If you missed it, don’t worry because each of the main speakers and the resulting films are online now.
Demand from the post-16 education sector is encouraging to see, but worryingly, 44% of UK businesses are under the impression that GDPR will not apply to them after Brexit.
Implications of the GDPR are important and wide ranging. For some, it could have fundamental changes, but all institutions will need to review how they collect, processes, store and share personal data of staff, and students. It also has ramifications for how all sectors implement cyber security. Our GDPR conference offered practical advice around the impact of these changes and how to plan and implement them across your organisation.
David Reeve, head of information strategy at Jisc, introduced the event with a talk on getting to grips with GDPR and the 12 steps that we are also following to ensure compliance, ahead of the new legislation coming into force.
To ensure the specific needs of the sectors were covered, we ran a session on the practical applications of GDPR for further education, presented by Joe Yeadon, head of ILT services at Godalming College, and another on the implications for research, presented by Andrew Charlesworth, reader in IT and the law at University of Bristol.
Other presentations also available from our experts include talks on simplifying GDPR, how to develop an asset register from scratch and the rights of students regarding data, under the new regulations.
Unsure if the films are for you?
The GDPR conference was designed for the following people:
- All those who want to understand how to plan for GDPR including information governance leads, information or records managers and data protection officers
- All those implementing process changes as a result of compliance requirements
- Directors and senior managers interested in the strategic need to make changes and how to be compliant
- Prospect researchers, data analysts, fundraisers, alumni relations staff and those working in a marketing or student recruitment role who wish to be further informed about the regulations and its impact and how they can play a role in ensuring their institutions are ready for GDPR
Like to know more?
There are a range of resources and guides available on the GDPR available from Jisc, including: