Department for Education works on privacy API for National Pupil Database

UK Authority reported today, based on a procurement notice, that The Department for Education (DfE) is aiming to develop a privacy controlling API for access to its National Pupil Database (NPD) in England. It says that the project is, “an early step in a broader programme to maximise the benefits of its data by providing fast and secure access to users who can create value,” and that its, “potential benefit…

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The child is not the mere creature of the state: No2NP ruling and the right to a private and family life

A significant ruling in the UK today, struck out at the invasive data sharing planned for children in Scotland. It will likely have implications for other data sharing from children in England, current and future. We have previously asked for a review of the legal basis for the data giveaway to third parties from the National Pupil Database in England – including confidential and sensitive personal data. Sensitive data appears to…

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