The Government has published the Network and Information Security Regulations 2018, which will implement the EU NIS Directive in the UK from May 9th. The education sector is not covered by either law. Where we might have been inadvertently captured was in the provisions for DNS Services. These cover both authoritative domain servers and DNS […]
Month: April 2018
Research Provisions in the GDPR
Like the current Data Protection Act 1998, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will apply to any research involving data about identifiable living individuals. Also like the Act, the Regulation provides for adaptation in a couple of areas where this is needed to make such research possible. All processing of personal data needs a legal […]
Are networks data processors?
As the GDPR approaches, several customer organisations have asked us if the Janet network will be offering a data processor contract. Presumably the idea is that the organisation that creates an IP packet is the data controller for the source IP address and that all the other networks that handle the packet on its journey […]
IP Addresses, Privacy and the GDPR
It’s well-known that the General Data Protection Regulation says that IP addresses should be treated as personal data because they can be used to single out individuals for different treatment, even if not to actually identify them. In fact – as most organisations and network providers implement proxies, Network Address Translation (NAT) and other technologies […]