Launched in 2016, this tool is designed to help schools, academies and other organisations review their posture, policies and procedures around data protection and information security. With the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation coming into force in the UK from 25th May 2018 this tool has been updated in order to support you along your compliance journey with the GDPR.
The biggest impact the tool made was to provide a clear path for improvement across all the aspects of data protection. This has enabled us to move forward much more quickly than would otherwise have been possible.
Latest Data Protection Articles
The GDPR is 1
The GDPR’s first birthday has just passed, and everyone in the EU was invited to the party (as long as you consented to receive the invitation). What’s been happening in the data protection area since the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA) came into force?
5th June 2019
Primary schools close the gap in online safety education - latest 360 report finds
Our annual 'State of the Nation' report into UK schools’ online safety policy and practice finds that while secondary schools perform better than primary schools, the difference isn’t as clear as it once was.
23rd January 2018
SWGfL at BETT 2018!
Now that we are all back in the swing of things in this new year of 2018, first order of business, only the biggest education event of the year! Get the 411 on everything we are doing at BETT this year!
16th January 2018
Demystifying Tech: Data Breaches
Coming off the back of one of the biggest data breaches in history, it seems not a month goes by without another report of some big hack . So what is a data breach? Who causes them and why? And what can we do to protect ourselves?
14th September 2017
Demystifying Tech: HTTPS
As the web integrates deeper into our lives, terms like security, privacy, encryption, SSL and HTTPS are being talked about more and more. But what is HTTPS and why do we need it?
14th June 2017
WannaCry – the importance of data security
Andrew Williams, Online Safety Consultant and resident data protection expert offers a guide on ransomware and how SWGfL’s 360 Data can help protect your organisation against malicious attacks.
17th May 2017
Over 1 in 3 schools aren’t compliant with basic data protection obligations
Over recent years, the annual assessment report has disclosed a lack of knowledge amongst teachers and this definitely remains the case over the last 12 months with almost half of schools (49%) have no staff training to date around online safety.
26th January 2017
360data is live! But is it any good?
Last month we launched 360data, the Data Protection self review tool, based on the award winning 360safe software. So what do people think?
11th July 2016
Is your organisation taking good care of personal data?
Nearly 9 out of 10 large organisations surveyed now suffer some form of security breach, to help manage this issue, we have developed 360data, a self-review tool to help review your posture, policies and procedures around data protection and information security
17th June 2016
New Year, New Start to Data Protection
With the start of a new year, many of us have made a resolution or two, but if you haven't, then maybe it's time for a Data Protection Resolution...
12th January 2016
How secure is your school’s information?
New technologies are transforming teaching and learning in schools, be sure that your supporting infrastructure is providing a safe and secure online environment for your users
12th October 2015