Some of you may have noticed that I have neglected my blog of late. I do have a good excuse. I have been writing the chapter covering state schools (maintained schools and academy trusts) for an Oxford University Press book about data protection. We are not quite ready to publicise all the details yet but I am nearing completion of the first draft of my chapter which will be around 15,000 words addressing data protection in the specific school context and covering education related legislation, guidance and practices where these are relevant to applying data protection law. It is likely to be quite some time before the book is published but watch this space for further information in the future.