Data Protection

Security of Confidential / Personal Data – Electronic and Paper

It is critical that schools consider the safety of confidential / personal data removed from a school site (electronic and paper). Ensuring that ALL staff are aware of how to handle sensitive or personal information and their responsibilities when accessing data is vital and this section provides guidance on staff training and recommendations.

If you are considering applying this method of security to any computer devices in your school which you think may be taken off-site:

Existing SIMS ‘master’ PCs should not be encrypted at this stage. SITSS are considering the feasibility of encrypting the whole of the hard drive on all new SIMS ‘master’ computers. We are also;