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Plagiarism (cheating) happens…

WEGC has recently signed up for the Enterprise edition of Google Education. Part of what we get is an enhanced version of the plagiarism detector. We will shortly be able to check student work against assessments submitted by other students, … Continue reading

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Books, masks and privacy

Three students in my computing class today with masks. All students bar two had their exercise books – that is what they are holding over their heads. The lesson was about Photoshop and protecting privacy – hence faces masked out…

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Undermining trust in government data managment – yet again

The errant Department is DIA, home of the government CIO (Chief Information officer). This is becoming all too common and is undermining trust in the government being able to keep secure personal information. If the home of the Government CIO … Continue reading

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Can we insist students have video on?

It is quite disconcerting having 24 students online using Google Meet (or Zoom) and half the students (at least) have their video off. This makes interaction and engagement quite challenging. Unless there are good reasons I also consider it rude. … Continue reading

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Taking care of Privacy in the online teaching world…

I have just completed the Privacy Commissioners course Privacy ABC for schools. Nothing particularly new (I have been a Privacy Officer in a former life) but it was good to view material in an Education context. What I would now … Continue reading

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Why do you want my DoB?

On several occasions when asked for details of my name, address, dob, etc… I have asked why? Employees reaction is typical “Because we have to collect this information”. I get the impression that staff think I am being rude, difficult … Continue reading

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OMG!!!!! Privacy breach!!!!!

Stuff reports “A North Island school’s payroll officer was “shocked” to open pay details on Thursday morning and discover information for staff members she didn’t know from a school she hadn’t heard of.“ Further… “Education Payroll Limited chief operating officer Duncan Boennic confirmed the … Continue reading

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Priv-o-matic … quite a cool site

Have a look at the priv-o-matic website. You can create a privacy statement in a few minutes for a small-medium business. I plan to use it when teaching Year 12 students about information management as pertains to school systems and … Continue reading

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Youi – breach of Privacy?

Quite a disconnect between Youi Privacy statement and the use of my cell phone  number to send Armstrong sales spam. Just because I signed up for a quote from Youi last March (which I did not complete) does not mean … Continue reading

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Miss Unique ID

Email conversation with student last weekend… Me: quoting the Privacy Act Principle 12 Unique identifiers – such as IRD numbers, bank customer numbers, driver/s licence and passport numbers – must not be assigned to individuals unless this is necessary for the … Continue reading

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