Information Governance e-Learning for Schools, Colleges and Universities

In the wake of the introduction of GDPR last year, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of data security incidents reported to the ICO by the Education sector.

The increase in the number of self-reported cases does, in many instances, represent a misunderstanding of the new regulation; in part due to lack of awareness and training around what is a data breach, and staff being unable to differentiate a near-miss from a data breach and the response required.

To date, the ICO has highlighted two specific cases involving educational establishments; a University received a £120,000 fine following a “serious” security breach involving the personal data of nearly 20,000 people, and a head teacher received a fine totaling over £1,000 for transferring data between schools.

Discover how to safeguard your data, avoid a serious data breach and potential fine

Editor’s choice of other ICT items of note:

techUK:  Lost in Migration - Attributing Carbon to Data Centre & Cloud Service

techUK:  Nationalisation would be a disaster for the telecoms sector

ICO Blog: Why special category personal data needs to be handled even more carefully

AXELOS:  ITIL 4 Specialist Create, Deliver and Support: from demand to value

Editor’s choice of other Health, Social care & Homelessness related items of note:

ScotGov:  Strengthening the hospital workforce

WAG:  Major expansion in training places for nurses and other health professionals

Unite: Frimley NHS trust staff strike for 2 days over hived-off ‘tax avoiding’ company

SOCITM:  Adult social care feedback

SME Supplier Locator update...

UK Government and public sector spend with SME’s is continually on the increase and by 2020, it is the stated intent of Cabinet Office that £1 of every £3 spent on government contracts goes to SME’s. 

Against this ambitious backdrop, the WiredGov Supplier Locator service has been developed specifically to embrace the SME Agenda and provide the ideal platform for SME’s to promote their services, solutions, accreditation and success stories directly to our ever increasing audience across all government and public sector verticals and Tier 1 suppliers.

Recent arrivals to the SME Supplier Locator service include:

Click here to find out more.


Editor’s choice of other Business / Commercial items of note:

ScotGov:  Tourism fund now open for applications

ScotGov:  Agricultural holdings and tenant farming guide

WAG:  £1m boost for North Wales foundational economy projects

Innovate UK:  Game-changing ideas for aerospace: apply for funding

CIPD:  Positive progress masks ongoing challenges for women in reaching the top of UK businesses

CBI responds to latest women on boards data

FRC:  Help us shape the FRC Website for the future!

NEPO:  Local Government Procurement Expo 2019

Editor’s choice of other Policy & General items of note:

RUSI:  Planning for the Next Strategic Defence & Security Review – A Much-Needed Peg in the Ground

National Ombudsmen issues Armed Forces Covenant guidance to councils on Remembrance Day

LGA responds to Sustain report on junk food planning policies

Citizens Advice top tips for safe and savvy consumers on Black Friday

ScotGov:  National action plan to prevent & eradicate FGM: year three report

WAG:  Implementing the Youth Work Strategy

WAG issues new guidance on working with perpetrators of violence, domestic abuse & sexual assault

ScotGov:  Assessing the effectiveness of inspection activity: HMFSI report

Reform Public Spending Microsite

Chatham House:  Climate, Food and Land

RUSI:  We Should Exempt Africa from the UK-Russia Geopolitical Confrontation

Vaccine against Ebola: EC grants first-ever market authorisation

Clean mobility: EC welcomes agreement on tyre labelling to save energy

Closing VAT loopholes for sales through online platforms


 More contributions to the Brexit process

Still a ‘hot topic’, with widely spread views:

Researched Links:

GOV. UK – Brexit

Latest Documents

GOV.UK Brexit Search

How to prepare if the UK leaves the EU with no deal

WAG:  We want EU to stay – Jeremy Miles

NHS Confed:  Report recognises concerns around recruitment after Brexit

EU News:  Brexit: Citizens' rights remain a key priority for MEPs

CH:  Brexit in a Historical Context - Pursuing a Global Vision at the Expense of Domestic Harmony?

CIPD:  The UK jobs machine continues to deliver despite Brexit uncertainty

OE Weekly Briefing: The key Brexit issues in 2020

OE Weekly Briefing: Pro- and anti-Brexit electoral alliances start to take shape

B4B:  The EU has hardly covered itself in glory with Brexit

B4B:  Where we stand

B4B:  The Devil Still Dances in The Defence Details

B4B:  Johnson’s Brexit offer takes us to the desired Destination

B4B:  Rating agencies betray their anti-Brexit prejudices

B4B:  Don’t be afraid of relocating to the UK post-Brexit


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