Director - Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF, The Data Lab
Alex Hutchison led the set up of the Data for Children Collaborative with UNICEF, which is a joint collaboration between UNICEF, the Scottish Government and the University of Edinburgh. He draws on 10 years of experience of working in Finance systems and in Change roles, most recently delivering a programme of work to embed Data Management best practice for the Finance function in RBS.
The education sector faces some unique challenges involved in protecting data, with a large proportion of underaged ‘clients’ and new delivery mechanisms created from scratch in response to the coronavirus pandemic. Privacy issues involved in the collection and use of children’s data presents a special case for many organisations in many regulatory regimes as they take shape – we look at the prospects for inconsistent demands being placed on education providers which span states.