Other Published BRIEFINGS, policy papers, correspondence


Data Protection Bill 2017-19 and GDPR


State of Data 2018: Rights and Responsibilities in Education in England and GDPR


List of parliamentary questions

Our list of Parliamentary Questions and Answers on the collection and uses of national pupil data as found on the Parliamentary website. 


Wales student database – OCT 2017 [Statutory Instrument 807/2017 (W.214)]

  • Students in Wales have had their rights to privacy impinged by this change in law. Their personal data can be shared with third parties, including the Student Loans Company, without consent.
  • The Education (Student Information) (Wales) Regulations 2017 No. 886 (W. 214) [link]
  • Short background and questions [1-page download .pdf 178kB]
  • Letter to the Constitutional and Legislative Affairs Committee, National Assembly for Wales [download, .pdf 304 KB]

Wales workforce data and third party sharing – OCT 2017 – [Statutory Instrument 940/2017 (W. 233)]

  • Teaching workforce in Wales have had their rights to privacy impinged by this change in law. Their personal data can be shared with third parties, including their National Insurance details, without consent.
  • Letter to the National Assembly for Wales [download, pdf 143kB]
  • National Assembly for Wales consultation and committee page [link]

Briefing on School Governor nationality data collection


Education data and Legislation

  • February 2017 Three bills and education data: The Technical and Further Education Bill, Higher Education and Research Bill and Digital Economy Bill [download .pdf 121 kB]

On child health data linkage


External public correspondence

March 2018: reply from the UK Statistics Authority to defenddigitalme [download] and to the Department for Education [download]
November 2017:
Letter to the UK Statistics Authority
February 2017: reply from Ed Humpherson at the UK Statistics Authority [download]
January 2017
Letter to the Scrutiny Committee regards use of HMRC data for mailshots to 15-17 yr olds [download]
December 2016 Letter to the UK Statistics Authority
April 2016
Letter from the Director General for Regulation, the UK Statistics Authority


Conference Paper and slides

Data for Policy conference, Cambridge, September 2016: When the chips come out: Is our public research infrastructure fit for the future? .pdf 191kb]


Our Consultation Responses can be found here.