GDPR and YOU

You have probably seen and heard an enormous amount of news, rumour, commercial offers, and of course emails! about the General Data Protection Regulation which took effect in the European Union on 25 May 2018. This video from the Wall Street Journal explains how GDPR could affect you, even if you don't live in the EU. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6wwBqfSk-o John Mikton, a well known figure in the IB Tech community, has written a very helpful review of the effects of GDPR on schools: Privacy: General Data Protection ...

A puzzling approach to recruitment

In the days of the Cold War and James Bond, recruitment to the security services was through a clandestine ‘nod and a wink’, a tap on the shoulder or a whisper in university corridors. Historically, particularly bright students were invited for a “cup of tea and a chat” by the intelligence service. It was who knew whom, and certainly not a transparent process. However, the UK intelligence agency, MI5, has been openly advertising for recruits since the 1990s. However, with the ...