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    Confidential information on teachers' laptops

    Does anyone know what the deal is with the data protection act? If a teacher has pupil information on her laptop, which is taken off-site and stolen, where do we all stand?

    I've tried to introduce a policy where they just don't do it but like copyright infringement, they just don't see the point.

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    Re: Confidential information on teachers' laptops

    The DPA states that any personal data could be adequately protected. If that data is just saved on a HD then it is not adequately protected. At the least they should be using something like truecrypt to protect that data.

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    Re: Confidential information on teachers' laptops

    at least set a password on the document / laptop

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