- Do I need to update my privacy notice?
- Do I need consent/permission to record the class?
- Do I need to tell the pupils that I'm recording?
- Who can see my recording? / Can the admins see everyone's recording?
- If I have a concern about any content on the platform what should I do?
- Who owns my videos?
- What should I think about from a GDPR and safeguarding point of view before recording?
- What should I do if I have a pupil who may not be recorded?
- Can I take my videos/account with me when moving schools?
- Can I show recordings to pupils for behaviour conversations etc?
- Are there any data security concerns about using my own device to record?
- Are there any concerns or considerations for recording pupils in their own homes when using screen capture?
- Are parents able to view recordings to reference their child's behaviour/reports?
- Am I really in control of my own recordings?
- What do I need to do as a customer of IRIS Connect to ensure we are GDPR compliant?
- Who can I share with?
- Am I able to download my recordings?
- Is it legal for a teacher to have a camera in the classroom?
Do I need to update my privacy notice?
See the updating privacy notice article.
Do I need consent/permission to record the class?
Please see this article on selecting a lawful basis
Do I need to tell the pupils that I'm recording?
Yes, it's important to inform anyone that you are likely to capture in your recording that the recording is taking place and the purpose of the recording. The IRIS Connect end user licence agreement (EULA) covers this in the Code of Conduct (Clause 184.108.40.206).
Who can see my recording? / Can the admins see everyone's recording?
Administrators do not have access to your recordings unless you share with them. Only users who you specifically select to share your recordings with have access to your recordings. This access is controlled by you, the user, and can be revoked at any time.
By default, administrators of your organisation are able to view a thumbnail view of any recording to enable them to ensure the appropriateness of any uploaded recordings. These previews have no audio and only show one frame every few minutes, to ensure that the feature can not be used for other purposes.
We developed this tool as we believe it provides the right balance for administrators to achieve GDPR compliance and provide safeguarding needs as required in their role as administrators, whilst maintaining the privacy of the users' recordings.
More information about the media preview safeguarding feature can be found here
If I have a concern about any content on the platform what should I do?
You are able to flag any concerns by contacting your IRIS Connect administrator.
If the content was shared via a group then you can also use the 'Message the administrator' function which can be found on the menu panel of each group
Who owns my videos?
The organisation is the Data Controller for the data who has delegated day-to-day control to you. This is explained in point 4 of the EULA:
4.1 The copyright of material generated in your organisation remains the property of your organisation - unless otherwise stated in your terms of employment or in the terms your organisation agrees to as part of their engagement with a 3rd party provider.
What should I think about from a GDPR and safeguarding point of view before recording?
Your organisation should have updated any necessary policies and communicated to you any organisation specific advice they have with regard to data security and safeguarding.
IRIS Connect recommends prior to recording to:
a) Make sure your recording purpose is in line with the purpose the organisation has set. (IRIS Connect’s agreement with your organisation sets that the purpose of use must be for professional development, educational research and learning development; not used for surveillance of staff or learners)
b) Consider who you are likely to record in the video and if there are any individuals who should not be recorded
What should I do if I have a pupil who may not be recorded?
There are several options you can consider:
1) Position the camera to ensure the pupil is not recorded and use the in-platform editing tool to edit any section of the video if they are captured
2) Use the anonymisation feature
3) Do not record that class
Also, be mindful that audio data can also be considered personal data so consider if their voice has been recorded and make sure not to use their name/full name.
We always recommend you check with your organisation’s Data Protection Officer if unsure before making any recordings.
Can I take my videos/account with me when moving schools?
As data would be moving between organisations this would need to be approved by both your old and new organisation. Providing this is approved, this is very easy for us to do, however, you would not have access to any recordings that have been shared with you, unless you are in the same sharing 'network' with them in the new organisation. e.g. if you can still share with them in the new organisation then the shared content will still be available to you.
Can I show recordings to pupils for behaviour conversations etc?
This would be dependent on the policies of your organisation and the discretion of the teacher. If the recording doesn’t include any other pupils and the recording was made for that purpose then it is more likely that it would be permitted. Please refer to your organisation's Data Protection Officer if you are unsure.
Are there any data security concerns about using my own device to record?
Are there any concerns or considerations for recording pupils in their own homes when using screen capture?
We would recommend that you consult with your organisation to confirm this is ok, if in doubt you can set the screen capture to record just your webcam and/ or presentation rather than the pupils.
Are parents able to view recordings to reference their child's behaviour/reports?
This would be up to the policies of your organisation and the discretion of the teacher. If the recording doesn’t include any other pupils and the recording was made for that purpose then it is more likely that they would agree, however viewings would need to be done through a teacher's IRIS Connect access with them present.
Am I really in control of my own recordings?
Yes, in the normal course of use, the user is in control of the data that they capture and upload. The IRIS Connect EULA and Organisation Administrator Agreement outline the controls users have:
4.5 Management of Privacy and Disclosures:
The IRIS Connect system incorporates a privacy by design philosophy which on a day-to-day basis gives Users control of the following:
4.5.1 When reflections are made and deleted
4.5.2 Who has access to reflections and how long for
4.5.3 Your participation in live reflections
4.5.4 The creation of groups and the content thereof
However, ultimate ownership and control must reside with their organisation to ensure responsible data management structures.
What do I need to do as a customer of IRIS Connect to ensure we are GDPR compliant?
Please see this article on GDPR compliance
Who can I share with?
By default, you will be able to share with anyone in your organisation. This ‘network’ is able to be expanded to sharing with individuals at other organisations either via the use of community groups or trust/collaboration networks, which both require administrator approval.
If you are working on a project or as part of a Trust, then this sharing network might already have been set up.
Am I able to download my recordings?
Whilst downloading isn’t by default permitted, the downloading feature can be enabled by request by your IRIS Connect administrator for your organisation. This is a restricted feature to ensure data security is maintained, as any data downloaded from the platform is at a much greater risk of being compromised. More information can be found here.
Is it legal for a teacher to have a camera in the classroom?
Yes, provided you are adherent to your organisation's policies, have taken into account any safeguarding concerns and meet the appropriate GDPR requirements. The following resources will assist you with your GDPR requirements for recording:
Using IRIS Connect ensures the data you collect is captured, stored and shared securely, meeting the GDPR requirements for the data, whilst enabling you to achieve the highest level of professional development through the use of the features, guides and analytical tools available on our system.