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February 29, 2024

EdTech and Information Law

EdTech and Information Law

Information law is a complex and constantly evolving area and directly relevant to the EdTech sector.

Some things to consider are: 

Data Protection Laws:

All organisations manage a large quantity of information. Data protection legislation is an increasingly used tool to protect the public from misuse of personal data. Organisations that deal with personal information need to be clear on their obligations under the Data Protection Act. 

International Data Transfers: 

Any EdTech platform operating globally or processing data across borders, Must adhere to international data transfer regulations. 

Consent and Transparency:

EdTech providers are often required to obtain clear and informed consent from users (usually parents or guardians in the case of minors) before collecting, using, or sharing any personal information.

Security Measures:

EdTech companies are expected to implement robust security measures to protect the confidentiality and integrity of the data they collect. This may include encryption, access controls, and regular security audits.

Supplier Agreements:

Supplier agreements must ensure compliance by the EdTech suppliers and ed institutions with data protection laws and other regulatory requirements. Contracts must outline how data will be handled, secured, and deleted.

Our specialist team provides commercial and practical support to ensure that your organisation is able navigate the complex landscape of information law with ease. Contact