The people who use your university or college services have legal and ethical rights to privacy.
If students and staff aren’t confident that your institution understands, respects and supports these rights they won’t use your shared systems, and the systems’ potential to improve learning outcomes and business operations won’t be realised.
How do you make sure that people can see their privacy is being protected? Do you recognise what they might consider a breach of privacy? How can you minimise the frequency and impact of any breaches – and communicate effectively when these occur?
These are all questions we explore in the computers, privacy and the law training programme.
Engaging, highly practical training – without leaving your desk
In three, two-hour online sessions we’ll look at developing an informed understanding of privacy, improving standards of privacy in institutions and some practical next steps.
Along the way you’ll tackle two assignments and a self-study session that offer opportunities to think about how privacy issues affect your own organisation.
By the end of the programme you’ll have seen how privacy issues often play out in real-life university and college situations and you’ll have some new ideas and insights to use in developing your own systems, processes and policies in ways that respect privacy and inspire trust.
In each of the three live sessions you can expect a mix of online presentations and interactive chat. Get the most from the programme by taking an active part and sharing your issues and solutions.
You’ll need to complete three sessions and an assignment after each of sessions one and two to progress successfully through the programme.
We provide all the course materials as well as 12 months of online support afterwards.
All you need is a web browser running Adobe Flash, a headset, a microphone and a willingness to network and share good ideas.
Who should attend
Staff, and their managers, who are responsible for shared systems such as computers, networks and databases, and whose access to systems and data could affect the privacy of their users.
What we cover
- What privacy really means in the legal context
- The need to balance privacy with other rights
- Techniques that you can use to reduce invasions of privacy
- Some of the purposes that the law recognises as justification for breaching privacy
You’ll be prepared to:
- Assess the privacy impact – and the benefits – of a proposed action
- Assess internal requests that could affect privacy
- Name the laws that regulate the release of private information
- Explain the principles of handling evidence
- Explain issues around possession of illegal material
- Describe issues raised by employment law
- Apply all of this knowledge to scenarios you’re likely to encounter in the workplace
Pricing and eligibility
- Jisc institutional members - £300 + VAT1
- Other organisations - £450 + VAT
- 1 If, in addition to paying a subscription, your institution has opted to become a Jisc institutional member, then - as part of our VAT-exempt cost sharing group - you will not be charged VAT on your course fee. For more information visit our VAT-exempt cost sharing group page: https://www.jisc.ac.uk/membership/vat-exempt-cost-sharing-group
For more information get in touch with the training team:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 01235 822242