• ICT Skills and Integration
  • Technologies

Safeguarding student data: the interplay between legal, technical and moral obligations

PL # 12201.
Starting on 7 May 2019
Cancellation permitted until 03/05/2019

Event registrations closed on 3/05/2019


With connected technology now being used in the majority of classrooms, it’s critical for schools to increase their understanding about keeping student data safe, including clear insight into what data is being collected, stored and shared by edtech vendors, and what those companies might make of that data. Many EdTech applications and software are designed to make collecting, sharing and storing of student data easier than ever before, facilitating and increasing the potential for data breaches. Even with proper safeguards, the multiple stages through which student data flows is highly vulnerable and open to potentially volatile privacy breaches. These privacy breaches can led to reputation damage to the school, and even worse, concern of a student’s safety and wellbeing.

It is important that schools have established policies and practices in place, including training for teachers and other staff, who have the responsibility to vet websites and apps that collect or host student information. By participating in this workshop you will:
● Have a general understanding of privacy legislation and how this relates to the education sector.
● Build confidence towards, and be able to implement your school’s procedures when responding to a data breach incident.
● Strengthen your understanding of data privacy compliance to meet legal, technical and moral obligations to safeguard student data.
● Gain insight towards school and teacher accountability towards data privacy, safety and security, particularly when adopting vendors into classroom programs.
● Be provided with a selection of resources to strengthen understanding toward data privacy and protection. 

Please bring to the workshop, policy documentation & incident response documentation.

A light Afternoon Tea will be provided

This workshop is presented by Dean McDonald  at RTG an AISWA 'BrightBytes' partner in the delivery of the Digital Privacy, Safety and Security module.

Who are RTG?
Our services and solutions assist schools with navigating and innovating towards technology practices and pedagogies.  RTG’s consultative process model sees us work with schools in a range of means towards strategic and education goals. Our objective is to work in partnership with schools, acting as change-agents towards sustainable, adaptable and innovative initiatives that are fit-for-purpose and relevant to a school’s context and challenge. 

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Peter Crosbie (AISWA Staff)

Assistant Director

Peter Crosbie was appointed Assistant Director in January 2016. This leadership role includes developing AISWA’s capability in STEM and learning technologies and working effectively with teachers and other stakeholders across the state.

Peter has a professional engineering qualification and has extensive industrial and business experience which includes working for defence establishments and a variety of engineering consultancies.

He has worked for many years in the Western Australian education system including 12 years at Hale School as a teacher and Head of Technology. Whilst at Hale School for more than seven years, Peter was an Adjunct Lecturer in Design and Technology at Edith Cowan University Perth. He has been a member of many state and national educational working groups and steering committees. He is the Contact Liaison Officer (CLO) for Scootle in the (WA) Independent School jurisdiction and is responsible for the registration of schools new to Scootle and training of Scootle administrators and teachers.


Dean McDonald


Dean McDonald is CEO and part owner of RTG, a leading ICT consulting and managed services business that specialises in the K-12 education market. Dean has led the team at RTG from being a local Melbourne business with 19 staff to one that now has over 50 clients and 100 staff located throughout Australia and South East Asia.  RTG prides itself on helping educators to understand how to effectively leverage technology to empower learning and student engagement.  RTG is passionate about finding solutions and solving problems for its customers, whilst pushing boundaries that drive results.  Dean leads the team to collaborate, to contribute, and be impeccable with their word.



Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 12:00
Finishes: 16:00


Telethon Speech and Hearing Centre
36 Dodd Street
Wembley WA 6014

Learning Area

  • ICT Skills and Integration
  • Technologies

School Area

  • Leadership
  • Business Manager

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