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Wellbeing Analytics Code of Practice: Consultation

[UPDATE 2nd June 2020: thanks for your feedback. Final text has now gone into the Jisc production process :)] Jisc has been providing expert, trusted advice on digital technology in the education sector for more than 30 years. We know that technology and data have the ability to transform the student experience. But, as a […]

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Consultation: Assessing the impact of (re-)using campus data

Our university and college buildings already contain a surprising number of sensors that could collect information about those who occupy them. At a recent event I spotted at least half a dozen different systems in a normal lecture room, including motion detectors, swipe card readers, wireless access points, the camera and microphone being used to […]

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Jisc response to ICO consultation on Explaining AI

Jisc responded to the Information Commissioner’s consultation on draft guidance on explaining AI. The final guidance was published in May 2020. We welcome the ICO/Turing Institute’s draft guidance on Explaining AI Decisions, and believe that it could be useful well beyond the narrow question of when and how decisions need to be explained. However, as […]

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Article 29 WP draft on Automated Processing

The Article 29 Working Party have conducted a brief consultation on draft guidance on Automated Processing that, surprisingly, reverses all previous legal interpretations I’ve found. GDPR Article 22 is one of several that begin “The data subject shall have the right”, in this case: The data subject shall have the right not to be subject […]

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Jisc response to DCMS consultation on GDPR Research implementation

Jisc responded to the DCMS consultation on implementing the Research provisions of the GDPR into UK law. The exemptions from certain obligations and data subject rights contained in section 33 of the Data Protection Act 1998 have been vital in enabling long-term research studies, including in health and social sciences, while ensuring the protection of […]

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DCMS call for views on GDPR derogations

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has called for views on how the UK should use the “derogations” (i.e. opportunities and requirements for national legislation) contained within the General Data Protection Regulation. The main area where derogations, or the lack of them, could affect the Jisc community is in the application of the GDPR […]

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ICO request for feedback on profiling under the GDPR

We’ve just responded to the ICO’s request for feedback on Profiling under the General Data Protection Regulation. Thanks to the work we’ve already done on Learning Analytics, we were able to include several examples of good practice in that area, including the Code of Practice we developed with universities and the National Union of Students.

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Privacy online: is a separate Directive still needed?

Now that the General Data Protection Regulation has been completed, the European Commission is reviewing the ePrivacy Directive. This law was introduced in 2002 as part of the telecommunications framework, and it was recognised at the time that it was likely to be largely replaced by a future general privacy law. That has taken longer […]

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Portability right: a data protection challenge

[Update: Jisc has responded to the Working Party’s invitation to comment on these guidelines] The General Data Protection Regulation contains one new right for individuals – data portability (Article 20). Some commentators have suggested that this is just a digital form of the existing subject access right, but the Article 29 Working Party’s new guidance […]

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What’s the data protection difference between public and private sectors?

[UPDATE] a slightly revised version of this post formed our response to the ICO consultation. The Information Commissioner’s draft guidance on consent makes a surprisingly broad distinction between public and private sector organisations, even when they process the same data for the same purposes. This risks removing important protections when personal data are processed by […]