As the deadline for GDPR compliance approaches, we wanted to remind supported schools of a handy tool we’ve developed in partnership with LGfL that provides a secure and traceable way to transfer data between authorised users and is already included as part of your LGfL / TRUSTnet connection.
USO-FX2 offers staff members the ability to share sensitive data with others within the school or LA as well as with relevant third parties or users both within and outside the USO system. Users have the option to distribute to both individuals and/or customisable groups.
Files are uploaded to a secure server and can be accessed by their intended recipients via a valid username and password, along with second factor authentication (via text message or OTP tag) where required. All actions come with a visible audit trail so that recipients get email alerts when files are available and the person sharing the file knows who has downloaded their file and when.
The file store is backed up on a nightly basis to protect against disaster or other incurred loss of current documents.
In terms of data protection compliance, the use of USO-FX2 helps to demonstrate a school’s commitment to the correct handling of personal or sensitive information.
USO-FX2 is just one example of a host of available resources for schools within myUSO including myDrive secure cloud storage, the myHomework online homework platform, the myLinks digital launchpad and more.
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