Technology is delivering huge benefits across the education sector. But it also comes with huge risks. Especially as many schools are struggling to establish robust data protection processes. And this is leaving students, their families, and teachers vulnerable.
Schools handle a lot of sensitive personal data. And it’s vital that this is kept safe. Especially where children are involved. But today, competing priorities and limited budgets mean that data protection is often being overlooked. So it’s no wonder that schools, universities and colleges have become an attractive target for hackers.
At the same time, a failure to invest in adequate staff data protection training means that human error is still the leading cause of data privacy violations in the education sector.
Nobody wants to sue their child’s school. But sometimes making a claim is the only way to force improvements in security.