Big Data: Wrongs and Rights

Last week I gave a seminar “Big Data Wrongs and Rights” at Southampton University on how data protection law could provide support and guidance for universities’ use of learning analytics. The next day Jisc launched a Code of Practice on Learning Analytics, which puts many of the same ideas into practical form. After the seminar […]


Authorisation/Group Management for E-Infrastructures

A distinctive feature of e-infrastructures is that most individuals’ authorisation to access a particular service does not come from their home organisation (as it does for site-licensed journals, for example) nor from the operator of the service (as in traditional, non-federated, access). Instead, authorisation is largely devolved by service owners to individuals who act as […]