• The privacy and data protection legal landscape continues to develop and change at a fast pace, both in the UK and further afield.

    At the same time, the higher education sector is continuing to push the envelope on new and innovative ways of meeting the needs of their students whilst seeking to reach a wider audience of potential students. This includes exploring new ways of delivering services and communicating with students, including online delivery, AI and social media, increasing international presence, as well as the use of learner analytics to learn more about students.

    But how can universities and higher education institutions take advantage of these opportunities while still remaining compliant with data protection laws?

    Elizabeth Dunford, Ben Pumphrey and James Cassidy from our higher education team discussed recent key updates from the privacy and data protection legal landscape and how these affect the higher education sector and its activities.

    Our expert speakers covered:

    • The challenges of responding to requests from data subjects in the age of technology and social media, trends we are seeing in relation to regulatory action and legal claims, and how technology might help
    • An update in respect of international transfers, and what higher education institutions need to be considering when reviewing transfer arrangements
    • A view of what is on the horizon for data protection and privacy law, and what higher education institutions can do now to prepare

    This 'On Demand' session will be of interest to anyone in the higher education sector with responsibility for data protection, technology, innovation, purchasing and procurement, legal, regulatory and compliance.


    This was the first in our higher education autumn series of Wednesday webinars.

    If you missed any of our specialists' other sessions, you can view the recordings below: 

    27 September: Healthcare professional students and fitness to practice: how should universities deal with conduct concerns?

    4 October: One year to go to the new Procurement Bill – how should higher education institutions prepare?


    Look out for our spring 2024 HE webinar series. 
    Receive details and subscribe to our Higher Education Today newsletter here.


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