The number of data breaches reported by schools increased by almost a quarter in just two years, new research shows.
Schools in the UK reported 703 data breaches to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in 2016-17, compared with 571 in 2014-15.
A freedom of information request by accountancy network UHY Hacker Young showed that 674 were reported in 2015-16.
Issued: November 13, 2018 Link to full audit report 2018-F-17
Do you need some stimulating reading material for this long holiday weekend? Here’s a great option: the latest issue of Timothy McSweeney’s Quarterly Concern, The End of Trust. This is a collection of essays and interviews about technology, privacy, and surveillance, featuring many EFF authors—including EFF Executive Director Cindy Cohn, Special Advisor Cory Doctorow, and board member Bruce Schneier.
The End of Trust is on sale online and in bookstores now, but it’s also free to download under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND license. In addition to essays from EFFers, contributors include anthropologist Gabriella Coleman examining anonymity, Edward Snowden tackling blockchain, and EFF Pioneer Award winner Malkia Cyril zeroing in on the historical surveillance of black bodies.
EFF has read and reviewed every piece of The End of Trust, and it’s a smart, thought-provoking, and entertaining issue. We are proud to be part of this project, and hope you enjoy it.