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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Pupil data collection turns Kafkaesque in 2016-17 school and early years census

Changes that come into effect in the 2016-17 school census and early years census demand more personal data, including country of birth, nationality and ethnicity, from every schoolchild age 2-19 be extracted to the National Pupil Database. [Read and download our summary.] In response we were told by teaching staff of their additional concerns that the collection would raise, about how to meet their duties under Section 149 of the…

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