Tony Sheppard

Founder and Principal Consultant, My Data Protection World


Tony Sheppard has a broad range of experience from play leadership, sports coaching, EdTech, school leadership and information governance. He has been a long contributor of guidance to schools on data protection and information management, through Becta, Northamptonshire County Council, communities such as EduGeek.net and PrivTech Nation, and as the former Head of Services at GDPR in Schools, Tony supported the creation of the DfE’s GDPR Toolkit for Schools and continues to drive school collaboration by the Data Protection Working Group’s website Education Data Matters (https://www.educationdatamatters.org.uk). As a consultant, Tony provides guidance to companies and their customers on suitable technology, and the security and privacy needs involved. Tony continues to contribute to Information Governance in schools as a contributor to the IRMS Records Management Toolkits for Schools and for Academies, as the lead DPO for over 100 schools , via ICO workshops and through advocacy groups, and has just launched an Open Source project to support the creation of readable Data Processing Agreements between EdTech vendors and schools.

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