Mobile technologies and the law

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  • Mobile technologies and the law

    1. 1. Mobile Technologies – Identifying and Reducing the Legal Risks at your CollegeRSC East Midlands e-fair 21 June 2012
    2. 2. Hello!Betty Willderinfo@jisclegal.ac.uk0141 548 4939www.jisclegal.ac.ukhttp://twitter.com/JISCLegal
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    4. 4. The Perils… “In a 2011 interview Education Secretary Michael Gove hinted that he would like to see mobile phones banned in schools. Claiming they lead to "disruption" and can be used for bullying, Mr Gove bracketed mobile phones and iPods in the same category as weapons such as knives.” Guardian - 26 October 2011 - http://www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/2011/oct/26/mobile-devices-classroom?newsfeed=trueSlide 4 of 11
    5. 5. Identifying the Legal Risks • Privacy and Security • e-Safety and young learners • Loss of information – real issue for learner work • Loss of personal data – legal obligations • Authenticity of the learner record • Authorisation to send messages to users • Liability for use and behaviour • Accessibility what are your obligations?Slide 5 of 11
    6. 6. eSafety and Young Learners • Duty of care • Risk assessment • Incident responseSlide 7of 11
    7. 7. Loss of Information “I have been working on that document for ages on my mobile and I have lost it … !Slide 7 of 11
    8. 8. Loss of Personal Data • Data Protection Act 1998 • Integrity of information • Confidentiality • BYOD v College SuppliedSlide 8 of 11
    9. 9. Liability for Use • Ensure your colleges’s acceptable use policy applies to the mobile learning environment • Ensure this includes staffSlide 9 of 11
    10. 10. Conclusion • Security is a critical issue to get right • Have a contingency plan • Involve your data protection specialist • Encryption • Become familiar with the technology • Take positive steps for disabled learners • Use the JISC Legal materials: checklist, webcastSlide 10 of 11
    11. 11. Contact JISC Legal • info@jisclegal.ac.uk • 0141 548 4939 • www.jisclegal.ac.uk • http://twitter.com/JISCLegalSlide 11 of 11

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