ACS Doha International School today hosts inaugural Data Protection and Privacy Conference
ACS Doha International School today hosted the inaugural Data Protection and Privacy Conference, which was supported by the Ministry of Education. Data protection is an increasingly important issue for organisations across the region and around the world.
At the conference, leading Qatar-based and international experts addressed how organisations in the education sector can prevent data protection breaches and cyber security threats. They tackled the challenges and opportunities posed by the new data landscape, which is particularly important for schools and universities, who must safeguard the personal data of students, staff and stakeholders.
ACS Doha International School is a pioneer in data protection and manages the data of over 900 students aged three to 18 years. Dr Richard Harrold, Data Protection Officer, ACS International Schools, who spoke at the conference, said:
The responsible and ethical management of data is not just the preserve of large organisations; it affects businesses of all sizes. Not only is it an issue of legal compliance, but also of trust and reputation. Done incorrectly, there can be huge implications for a business. This conference is an opportunity to demystify data protection laws. Personal data is an asset that each of us own, so it is equally important from an individual and organisational perspective.
Delegates at the conference enjoyed a range of workshops throughout the day run by experts from ACS International Schools, education technology specialists, 9ine Consulting, and leading universities. In 2020, ACS Doha will expand to a new campus built for 2,400 students. The school plans to be at the forefront of data protection for its existing students and their families as well as the students it will welcome in the future.