Handling Data Subject Access Requests under the new Data Protection law

Paula Williamson


GDPR changed the rules for handling Data Subject Access Requests (DSARs). Some of the main changes are widely reported and acknowledged, e.g. that in most cases you can’t charge a fee and must complete the request within a calendar month. However, what about the modifications to the rules made by our UK Data Protection Act? What about the provisions which haven’t made the headlines but which we need to understand?


This seminar will deepen your knowledge and ensure that you can answer these burning questions:

  • Can we charge for a DSAR in some cases?
  • When is the school entitled to extend the deadline and by how long?
  • When are we entitled to refuse a DSAR outright?
  • What are the new exemptions from the right of subject access?
  • DSARs made by pupils – what do we need to do?
  • What are the new rules for redacting third party personal data?
  • …and more.


Planet eStream Image Management Overview

Andrew Milburn


Secure and structured management of rich media assets is a crucial part of any organisation’s overall digital strategy goals. The new Planet eStream Image Module adds expansive image archiving tools to Planet eStream’s current feature set. This session will take you through all aspects of image archiving including…

  • Tagging images for easy management
  • Creating galleries and collections
  • The power of camera EXIF data
  • GPS data tagging
  • Simple image editing
  • Lightboxes – creating, collaborating and sharing working collections of images


Using Spheros

Dave MacMullan 


Sphero Edu uses app-enabled robots to foster creativity through discovery and play, all while laying the foundation for computer science. Designed to inspire curiosity, creativity, and invention through connected play and coding, SPRK+ is far more than just a robot. Powered by the Sphero Edu app, you can easily learn programming, complete hands-on activities, and share your creations with the community. This session will include an expert demonstration followed by a hands-on programming challenge.



Data Protection update

Paula Williamson


GDPR and the UK’s Data Protection Act 2018 have been with us for 10 months. The run up to 25th May 2018 was relentless so the shift in the spotlight away from GDPR is understandable.


Join us for a rundown of post 25th May 2018:

  • The latest enforcement cases brought under the new regime including school-specific ones you may not have heard about
  • The new guidance and Codes of Practice published by our own regulator (ICO) and the EU General Data Protection Board
  • The impact of Brexit
  • The draft “Data Protection, Privacy and Electronic Communications (Amendments etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019” (the “Regulations”) published in January 2019
  • How to ensure that Data Protection stays on the radar of senior leaders
  • …and more.


A practical case for primary outreach

Alastair Barker


A case study on providing specialist Computer Science teaching and resources to primary feeder schools.



Lessons learnt in a year in with GDPR

Andy Barnes


Examining the lessons learnt from the breaches, policy developments, SAR’s, auditing, etc.



Cloudy with a chance of security

Adam Louca


We have all now (hopefully) come to terms with the fact that cloud computing is here to stay. Love it or loath it, we still have to secure it; this talk will discuss the different fundamental security changes operating in a cloud environment poses and the techniques that can be deployed to mitigate the most common of these. This talk is designed to leave you (feeling warm and fuzzy) with some simple and practical steps to improve your security as you migrate to public cloud services.


This talk will cover:

  • Identity
  • Authentication
  • Network Inspection
  • Security Architecture in IaaS and PaaS
  • SD-WAN
  • DLP
  • BYOD